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  • Joan Didion
    Joan Didion
    American Essayist 1934-
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    A pool is, for many of us in the West, a symbol not of affluence but of order, of control over the uncontrollable. A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.
  • Abraham H. Maslow
    Abraham H. Maslow
    American psychologist 1908-1970
    Abraham H. Maslow
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    Become aware of internal, subjective, sub-verbal experiences, so that these experiences can be brought into the world of abstraction, of conversation, of naming, etc. with the consequence that it immediately becomes possible for a certain amount of control to be exerted over these hitherto unconscious and uncontrollable processes.
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall Mcluhan
    Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-1980
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    For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery. For technological man it is time that occupies the same role.
  • Edgar W. Howe
    Edgar W. Howe
    American journalist and writer 1853-1937
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    Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    The taste for worst-case scenarios reflects the need to master fear of what is felt to be uncontrollable. It also expresses an imaginative complicity with disaster.
  • Dorothy L. Sayers
    Dorothy L. Sayers
    British writer 1893-1957
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    Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.
  • A. Alvarez
    A. Alvarez
    English poet, novelist, essayist and critic 1929-2019
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    Twentieth-century art may start with nothing, but it flourishes by virtue of its belief in itself, in the possibility of control over what seems essentially uncontrollable, in the coherence of the inchoate, and in its ability to create its own values.
  • George Holbrook Jackson
    George Holbrook Jackson
    British journalist, writer and publisher 1874-1948
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    Only one-fourth of the sorrow in each man's life is caused by outside uncontrollable elements, the rest is self-imposed by failing to analyze and act with calmness.
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