Top 35 Quotes and Sayings about "MANIPULATION"


"There are two primary ways in which mans relates himself to the world that surround him: manipulation and appreciation . In the first way he sees in what surrounds him things to be handled, forces to be managed, objects to be put to use. In the second way he sees in what surrounds him things to be acknowledged, understood, valued or admired."

--- Abraham Joshua Heschel


"Any manipulation of the Scriptures to make them speak peace to the natural man is evil and can only lead to ruin."

--- Aiden Wilson Tozer


"Architects themselves tend to shy away from the word, preferring instead to talk about the manipulation of space."

--- Alain de Botton


"I think that storytelling and creation are very close to what the center of what magic is about. I think not just for me, but for most of the cultures that have had a concept of magic, then the manipulation of language, and words, and thus of stories and fictions, has been very close to the center of it all."

--- Alan Moore


"Poetry's role is to provide spontaneous individual candor as distinct from manipulation and brainwash."

--- Allen Ginsberg


"Obviously, discipline is necessary for children. Training is necessary for children. Just like if you want to train a vine, you have to apply physical manipulation to get it to go where you want it to go, but as it learns, then you don't have to do that."

--- Benjamin Carson


"The heart of manipulation is to empathize without being touched."

--- Vernor Vinge


"Sometimes terror and pain are not the best levers; deception, when it works, is the most elegant and the least expensive manipulation of all."

--- Vernor Vinge


"So sometimes it is an outright manipulation like that, but most of the time I'm just, I'm creating a mood that is a place of comfort for the person and a way for our dialogue to be more fluid."

--- Carol Friedman


"This is what I say: I've got good news and bad news. The good news is, you don't have to worry, you can't change the past. The bad news is, you don't have to worry, no matter how hard you try, you can't change the past. The universe just doesn't put up with that. We aren't important enough. No one is. Even in our own lives. We're not strong enough, willful enough, skilled enough in chronodiegetic manipulation to be able to just accidentally change the entire course of anything, even ourselves."

--- Charles Yu


"Art is the manipulation of someone else's imagination."

--- Sol Saks


"No love is conditional. If love is conditional, it’s just some sort of manipulation masquerading as love."

--- Donald Miller


"It's not like I'm anti-China. I just think it's ridiculous that we allow them to do what they're doing to this country, with the manipulation of the currency, that you write about and understand, and all of the other things that they do."

--- Donald Trump


"The truth is I couldn’t care less about needing a supposed 'thigh gap.' It’s just another tool of manipulation that other people are trying to use to keep me from loving my body. Why would I want to starve and weaken my natural body size? I’m not saying women who have it naturally are unattractive. But I would have to change my entire frame just to achieve something that seems so trivial."

--- Robyn Lawley


"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country."

--- Edward Bernays


"There is no question that advertising is an art, and manipulation is the art of advertising through the medium of the tape."

--- Edwin Lefevre


"As I have said a thousand times, no manipulation can put stocks down and keep them down."

--- Edwin Lefevre


"The state of sleep is a state of freedom in which man is not occupied with the manipulation of the outside world."

--- Erich Fromm


"Only until you rise above the use of the second attention for manipulation that you can enter into a consciousness in which there is enlightenment."

--- Frederick Lenz


"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words."

--- Philip K. Dick


"It seems to me that dominant cinema seems to require an empathy or a sympathy between the film and the audience which is basically to do with the manipulation of the emotions and it seems to me again -- and this is a very subjective position -- that most cinema seems to trivialise the emotions, sentimentalising or romanticising them."

--- Peter Greenaway


"If we turn to the war in Kosovo, what do we find? We find the manipulation of the audience's emotions by the mass media."

--- Paul Virilio


"Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services."

--- Henry Ford


"Strategic planning is not strategic thinking. Indeed, strategic planning often spoils strategic thinking, causing managers to confuse real vision with the manipulation of numbers."

--- Henry Mintzberg


"Evil working in subtler fashion; marriages that proved to be no more then legalized slavery, and the careful manipulation of a bright and sensitive mind until its owner truly believed with all her heart in her own worthlessness. Betrayal, not once, but many times over."

--- Mercedes Lackey


"The ultimate manipulation is to kill someone, and sociopathy is murderous in a psychological sense - there's a kind of soul-murder going on."

--- Martha Stout


"For those for whom the sex act has come to seem mechanical and merely the meeting and manipulation of body parts, there often remains a hunger which can be called metaphysical but which is not recognized as such, and which seeks satisfaction in physical danger, or sometimes in torture, suicide, or murder."

--- Marshall McLuhan


"Most of the power of painting comes through the manipulation of space... but I don't understand that."

--- Jasper Johns


"I do respect people's faith, but I don't respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control."

--- Javier Bardem


"It's pretty obvious there's a lot of corruption in the world right now. That takes many forms. There's economic, political, religious, social corruption. Just the manipulation that takes place with all the information that people are given, and even just the way the world is presented as this concrete block, this concrete idea that there's not really an alternative at this point in the world. You can't really go off and live your own life off in your own world."

--- Mark McGwire


"Media manipulation in the U.S. today is more efficient than it was in Nazi Germany, because here we have the pretense that we are getting all the information we want. That misconception prevents people from even looking for the truth."

--- Mark Crispin Miller


"Art is manipulation without intervention."

--- Louise Bourgeois


"Don't impose your will through manipulation of aggressive emotions and actions."

--- Laozi


"Like most people, I gave little thought during my life to the scourge of child pornography. But, I now know we are fighting a losing battle. The predators are sophisticated in the use of computers and talented in the manipulation of children."

--- Kurt Eichenwald


"Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable."

--- Joyce Brothers