— Allen Ginsberg American poet 1926 - 1997
— John Henrik Clarke American historian and writer 1915 - 1998
— Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886
Source: The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (1942), p. 248
Contexte: It is not good for ordinary people to say, "I am He." The waves belong to the water. Does the water belong to the waves?
The upshot of the whole thing is that, no matter what path you follow, yoga is impossible unless the mind becomes quiet. The mind of a yogi is under his control; he is not under the control of his mind.
— Jesse Ventura American politician and former professional wrestler 1951
Source: Don't Start the Revolution Without Me! (2008), Ch. 3 (p. 48)
Contexte: The media today are controlled by the big corporations. It's all about ratings and money. Believe it or not, I think the downfall of our press today was the show 60 Minutes. Up until it came along, news was expected to lose money, in order to bring the people fair reporting and the truth. But when 60 Minutes became the top-rated program on television, the light went on. The corporate honchos said, "Wait a minute, you mean if we entertain with the news, we can make money?" It was the realization that, if packaged the correct way, the news could make you big bucks. No longer was it a matter of scooping somebody else on a story, but whether 20/20's ratings this week were better than Dateline's. I'm not knocking 60 Minutes. It was tremendously well done and hugely successful, but in the long run it could end up being a detriment to society.
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
Source: Veronika Decides to Die (1998)
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
Doin' It Again, Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics (1990)
Contexte: Same with religion. Religion is nothing but mind control. Religion is just trying to control your mind, control your thoughts, so they're gonna tell you some things you shouldn't say because they're... sins. And besides telling you things you shouldn't say, religion is gonna suggest some things that you ought to be saying; "Here's something you ought to say first thing when you wake up in the morning; here's something you ought to say just before you go to sleep at night; here's something we always say on the third Wednesday in April after the first full moon in spring at 4 o'clock when the bells ring." Religion is always suggesting things you ought to be saying.
— Carson McCullers American writer 1917 - 1967
Source: Illumination and Night Glare: The Unfinished Autobiography of Carson McCullers
— Jared Lee Loughner Charged with 2011 Tucson shooting 1988
Posted in internet video — Profile of suspect Jared Loughner: ‘I can't trust the current government’, MSNBC, NBC, January 9, 2011, 2011-01-11 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40980334/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/,
„Political leaders, lacking documents that could be kept secret (apart from the occasional exception), lacking media they could control, were of necessity brought into a direct and immediate relationship with their constituents, and therefore under more and direct and immediate control.“
— Moses I. Finley American historian 1912 - 1986
Source: Democracy Ancient And Modern (Second Edition) (1985), Chapter 1, Leaders and Followers, p. 18
— Sadhguru Yogi, mystic, visionary and humanitarian 1957
Source: Mind is your Business
— Manuel Castells Spanish sociologist (b.1942) 1942
Source: Communication Power, 2009, p. 1475
— William S. Burroughs, livre The Adding Machine: Collected Essays
"The Limits of Control"
The Adding Machine: Collected Essays (1985)
„Jews have always controlled the business (...). The motion picture influence of the United States and Canada (...) is exclusively under the control, moral and financial, of the Jewish manipulators of the public mind.“
— Henry Ford American industrialist 1863 - 1947
Source: The Dearborn Independent, February 1921
„(…) A weak mind cannot control its own projections. Be aware, therefore, of your mind and its projections. You cannot control what you do not know. On the other hand, knowledge gives power. In practice it is very simple. To control yourself – know yourself.“
— Nisargadatta Maharaj Indian guru 1897 - 1981
Source: I am That, P.121.
— L. P. Jacks British educator, philosopher, and Unitarian minister 1860 - 1955
Revolt Against Mechanism (1933).
Contexte: The mechanical mind has a passion for control — of everything except itself. Beyond the control it has won over the forces of nature it would now win control over the forces of society of stating the problem and producing the solution, with social machinery to correspond.