Romantic love, I think, requires a degree of physical attraction, but devotion is needed to maintain it as an actual relationship. Physical attraction is a feeling you don’t really have control over, but devotion is something that has to be chosen.
—Angela N. Blount in Once Upon A Road Trip
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.
There is only one success—to be able to spend your life in your own way.
—Christopher Morley in Where the Blue Begins
If you lack the iron and the fuzz to take control of your own life, if you insist on leaving your fate to the gods, then the gods will repay your weakness by having a grin or two at your expense.
Should you fail to pilot your own ship, don’t be surprised at what inappropriate port you find yourself docked.
The body has its own way of knowing, a knowing that has little to do with logic, and much to do with truth; little to do with control, and much to do with acceptance; little to do with division and analysis, and much to do with union.
Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it's just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it.
The last of the human freedoms — to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances; to choose one's own way.
If you're not scared or angry at the thought of a human brain being controlled remotely, then it could be this prototype of mine is finally starting to work.
—John Alejandro King
Sometimes things happen. Things happen even when you don’t intend them to happen. Maybe at the beginning you had good intentions, or intentions you thought were harmless, but before you knew it things got out of your control.
—Dana Reinhardt in Harmless
Imagination rules the world.
Be the chief but never the lord.
If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.