Quotations on Manipulation

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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
(Keywords: Faith, People, Fear, Control, Manipulation, Order, Respect)

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.
- Edward Bernays
(Keywords: Society, Habits, Manipulation, Opinions)

Politicians, no matter who they are, shouldn't be able to manipulate the public on a single issue and then call an election at the height of support - that's a little bit of a manipulation of democracy.
- Jim Bolger
(Keywords: Democracy, Manipulation, Politicians, Public, Support)

We all agree that parents have the primary responsibility of filtering the material that reaches children. However, children are often lured onto websites containing obscene material through the devious manipulation of search engines.
- Robert A. Brady
(Keywords: Children, Manipulation, Parents, Responsibility)

The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful.
- Noam Chomsky
(Keywords: History, Nature, Human nature, Manipulation, Nothing)

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
(Keywords: People, Control, Manipulation, Meaning, Reality, Words)

For example, in painting the form arises from abstract elements of line and color, while in cinema the material concreteness of the image within the frame presents - as an element - the greatest difficulty in manipulation.
- Sergei Eisenstein
(Keywords: Cinema, Difficulty, Example, Manipulation, Painting)

Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.
- Henry Ford
(Keywords: Money, Manipulation, Word)

China's idea of fair trade is government subsidies of its textile and apparel exports to the United States, currency manipulation, and forgiveness of loans by its government banks.
- Virginia Foxx
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Government, Idea, Apparel, Banks, Manipulation, states, Trade, United)

When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes, the seeds of political manipulation are sown.
- Stephen Jay Gould
(Keywords: People, Judgment, Manipulation, Tools)

Most of the power of painting comes through the manipulation of space... but I don't understand that.
- Jasper Johns
(Keywords: Power, Manipulation, Painting, Space)

Then there is the worst part of Christianity, which is awful: power, corruption, manipulation... But then again, these feature are ever present in any organization.
- Bruce Kent
(Keywords: Power, Christianity, Corruption, Manipulation, Present)

When you're drowning, you don't say 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,' you just scream.
- Neil LaBute
(Keywords: Women, Idea, Being, Deceit, Lying, Manipulation, Will, Woman)

Madison Avenue is a very powerful aggression against private consciousness. A demand that you yield your private consciousness to public manipulation.
- Marshall McLuhan
(Keywords: Aggression, Consciousness, Manipulation, Public, Yield)

The concept of romantic love affords a means of emotional manipulation which the male is free to exploit, since love is the only circumstance in which the female is (ideologically) pardoned for sexual activity.
- Kate Millett
(Keywords: Love, Circumstance, Manipulation, Romantic)

This empire, unlike any other in the history of the world, has been built primarily through economic manipulation, through cheating, through fraud, through seducing people into our way of life, through the economic hit men. I was very much a part of that.
- John Perkins
(Keywords: History, Life, Men, People, Cheating, Fraud, Manipulation, World)

The research rat of the future allows experimentation without manipulation of the real world. This is the cutting edge of modeling technology.
- John Spencer
(Keywords: Technology, Future, Manipulation, Research, World)

The future author is one who discovers that language, the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language, will serve him in winning through to his way.
- Thornton Wilder
(Keywords: Winning, Exploration, Future, Language, Manipulation, Will)

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