Favorite Quotations ~  Control Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal

"I leave before being left. I decide." ~ Brigitte Bardot


Don't lose your head. It's the best part of your body. ~ Jimmy Snyder

You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do. ~ A. J. Kitt

It's all happening too fast. I've got to put the brakes on or I'll smack into something. ~ Mel Gibson

If I could come back as anything I'd be a bird, first, but definitely the command key is my second choice. ~ Nikki Giovanni

He who controls others may be powerful but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. ~ Lao Tzu

Any systems approaching perfect self-control also approaches perfect self-frustration. ~ Alan Watts

Drive the business or it will drive thee. ~ Benjamin Franklin

We want to be in control of our lives. Whether we are jungle fighters, craftsmen, company men, gamesmen, we want to be in control. And when the government erodes that control, we are not comfortable. ~ Barbara Jordan

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. ~ George Orwell

Not being able to govern events, I govern myself. ~ Michel de Montaigne

To control your cow, give it a bigger pasture. ~ Suzuki Roshi

What I can control is how I react. I can't control anything else. ~ Kelsey Grammer, Esquire, 12/15/09

Wear your best for your execution and stand dignified. Your last recourse against randomness is how you act--if you can't control outcomes, you can control the elegance of your behavior. You will always have the last word. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Dance First, Think Later

Lose Control. Say what you want to say. Don't worry if it's correct, polite, appropriate. Just let it rip. ~ Natalie Goldberg, Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life

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