Top 30 Commanding Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Commanding Quotes from famous people such as Adelbert von Chamisso, Amanda Crew, Tammy Duckworth, Stephanie Ruhle, Allan Savory, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

When I spoke, I was listened to; and I was at a loss to

When I spoke, I was listened to; and I was at a loss to know how I had so easily acquired the art of commanding attention, and giving the tone to the conversation.
Adelbert von Chamisso
It’s weird but I’ve never really been the type to have fixations on the leading man actor. I’ve always been drawn more to the rock star. I love a guy on the microphone commanding an audience.
Amanda Crew
I didn’t want to get pregnant while commanding an assault helicopter company and, before I knew it, I was deployed and missed out on many of my childbearing years.
Tammy Duckworth
When a woman stands up and is strong and commanding, she’s called bossy. When a man does the same thing, people say, ‘They’re strong.’
Stephanie Ruhle
I spent a lot of my life – 20 years of it – in war, training army trackers and commanding a tracker unit, and then in the Game Department, tracking lions and elephants and poachers. So I’ve spent literally thousands of hours tracking people or animals, and training others to do it.
Allan Savory
Being about to land on the soil of North Carolina, the general commanding desires his soldiers to remember that they are here to support the Constitution and the laws, to put down rebellion, and to protect the persons and property of the loyal and peaceable citizens of the State.
Ambrose Burnside
The idea that, in the age of Google, Facebook and the internet, government can control the ‘commanding heights’ of the economy is one of the great delusions of our age. Modern techonology, social media, the explosion of online retail, among many other things, have meant that governments have less and less control.
Kwasi Kwarteng
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Thomas Carlyle
You talked about national identity cards and the terrorism bill. We have made a government that has grown used to viewing us as subjects, has grown used to seeing its role as commanding us.
Malcolm Wallop
I like a lot of older rock ‘n’ roll artists, like legends like Freddie Mercury and David Bowie. They really influenced me to be very, very androgynous and very commanding, and very very – I wouldn’t say odd, but I would say eccentric.
Princess Nokia
I wish I could be as commanding as Meryl Streep.
Joanna Coles
Countries that managed to rebuild commanding state structures after popular nationalist revolutions – such as China, Vietnam, and Iran – look stable and cohesive when compared with a traditional monarchy such as Thailand or wholly artificial nation-states like Iraq and Syria.
Pankaj Mishra
Out of drag, I’m a white guy with a guitar, which isn’t special. There are a million white guys with guitars. But being a drag queen with a guitar is a lot more commanding.
Trixie Mattel
The most casual reader of the New Testament can scarcely fail to see the commanding position the resurrection of Christ holds in Christianity. It is the creator of its new and brighter hopes, of its richer and stronger faith, of its deeper and more exalted experience.
Edward McKendree Bounds
It is made the duty of every Commanding Officer in the Department, to arrest and send to these Headquarters, under guard, every officer or soldier who may be found absent from his command, without the regular leave in writing, prescribed by Regulations and General Orders.
John Hunt Morgan
It is not white nationalism to believe that growing ideological uniformity in the commanding heights of culture makes American politics more polarized.
Ross Douthat
As far as being onstage, commanding presence, I’ve always looked up to people like Axl Rose and Freddie Mercury and Paul Stanley – the rock gods. I’ve always wanted to be able to achieve that level of commanding nature onstage and really leading people at a show.
Andy Biersack
But I can tell you markets are like women, always commanding, always mysterious, always volatile, always exciting and it is not a joke.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
Christopher Hitchens was a writer and an orator with a matchless style, commanding a vocabulary and a range of literary and historical allusion far wider than anybody I know.
Richard Dawkins
Menon the Thessalian did not either conceal his immoderate desire of riches or his desire of commanding, in order to increase them, or of being esteemed for the same reason. He desired to be well with those in power, that his injustice might escape punishment.
You know, my dad was a lieutenant colonel at Ft. Lewis on the 3rd of March, 1941. Fifteen months later, he was commanding a theater of war.
John Eisenhower
I think it’s important to make the simple things right: the easy saves, the catches, commanding the box. On top of that, if you make a super save, then that’s great. It’s the main base as a goalkeeper.
Loris Karius
I would hate to be thrust into the middle of a big film and not deliver. There’s young actors and they’re put into these central roles and they’re commanding armies – but they can’t quite pull it off. I’d much rather do it in small steps and build it from there.
Paddy Considine
It is absolutely bedrock to the British Army’s philosophy that a commanding officer is responsible for what goes on within his command.
Mike Jackson
The Gen. Commanding, takes this means of informing the people that he has not come among them to disturb them in the enjoyment of their rights, either of person or property.
John Hunt Morgan
I like to look strong and commanding.
Zoe Saldana
With somebody like Harrison Ford, they’re so commanding and confident, and you know, he does have a certain power or charisma, and those are things that are sort of ineffable.
Paul Dano
Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child.
Carl Sandburg
Teaching’s hard! You need different skills: positive reinforcement, keeping students from getting bored, commanding their attention in a certain way.
Bill Gates
I don’t like things like little sandals that look fragile. I like to look strong and commanding.
Zoe Saldana