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dominance Quotes

18 of the best book quotes about dominance
  1. #1
    “For if we truly believed in an internal light, we would not believe in the power of external forces, and we would not be so easy to dominate and control. We would not be tempted to see hair and clothes and makeup as sources of so much of our self-esteem and the ideal beauty of a fashion model as a sign that we are not beautiful at all.”
  2. #2
    “I hate these goddamn freaks. They’ve been grinding us down for the best part of two and a half thousand years. They’ve been responsible for more misery than any other organization in history. You know they won’t even let their adherents practice birth control, for Christ’s sake.”
  3. #3
    “… like all men of power, when he talked of prices worth paying, you could be sure of one thing.
    Someone else was paying.”
  4. #4
    “I was no longer a master, but an animal among the animals, under the Martian heel ... the fear and empire of man had passed away.”
  5. #5
    “As soon as the senate had been humbled and disarmed, such an assembly, consisting of five or six hundred persons, was found a much more tractable and useful instrument of dominion.”
  6. #6
    “Okonkwo ruled his household with a heavy hand. His wives, especially the youngest, lived in perpetual fear of his fiery temper...”
  7. #7
    “Dominant parties maintain power by the threat (acted upon or not) that abusive punishment, physical or psychological, will be used whenever the hierarchal structures in place are threatened, whether that be in male-female relationships, or parent and child bonds.”
  8. #8
    “‘You make it sound like she’s an accessory he needs to go with his outfit.’”
  9. #9
    “We aimed for no more than to have dominion over every creature that moved upon the earth.”
  1. #10
    “That whole week Baby Kochamma eavesdropped relentlessly on the twins’ private conversations, and whenever she caught them speaking in Malayalam, she levied a small fine which was deducted at source. From their pocket money. She made them write lines – “impositions” she called them – I will always speak in English, I will always speak in English. A hundred times each.”
  2. #11
    “A huge majority of parents use some form of physical or verbal aggression against children. Since women remain the primary caretakers of children, the facts confirm the reality that given a hierarchal system in a culture of domination which empowers females (like the parent-child relationship) all too often they use coercive force to maintain dominance.”
  3. #12
    “Martha: Our son does not have blue hair…or blue eyes, for that matter. He has green eyes…like me.
    George: He has blue, eyes Martha.”
  4. #13
    “Another Chief remembered that since the Great Father promised them that they would never be moved they had been moved five times. “I think you had better put the Indians on wheels,” he said sardonically, “and you can run them about whenever you wish.”
  5. #14
    “If there was a sweet Jesus and if there was a God, the God was AM.”
  6. #15
    “In his humourless and overbearing way, Meeker set out systematically to destroy everything the Utes cherished, to make them over into his image, as he believed he had been made in God’s image.”
  7. #16
    “The dominance of the Circle stifles competition and is dangerous to our way of free-market capitalism.”
  8. #17
    “Manipulation, sloganizing, ‘depositing,’ regimentation, and prescription cannot be components of revolutionary praxis, precisely because they are component of the praxis of domination”
  9. #18
    “My idea is that every specific body strives to become master over all space and to extend its force (--its will to power:) and to thrust back all that resists its extension. But it continually encounters similar efforts on the part of other bodies and ends by coming to an arrangement (“union”) with those of them that are sufficiently related to it: thus they then conspire together for power. And the process goes on.”

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