Quotes: manipulation

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  • Colm Toibin
    Colm Toibin
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    All writing is a form of manipulation, of course, but you realize that a plain sentence can actually do so much.
  • Dr. Joyce Brothers
    Dr. Joyce Brothers
    American psychologist, Television and Radio Personality 1927-
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    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.
  • Greil Marcus
    Greil Marcus
    American author, music journalist and critic 1945-
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    Rock 'n Roll is a combination of good ideas dried up by fads, terrible junk, hideous failings in taste and judgment, gullibility and manipulation, moments of unbelievable clarity and invention, pleasure, fun, vulgarity, excess, novelty and utter enervation.
  • Henry Ford
    Henry Ford
    American industrialist 1863-1947
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    Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.
  • Philip K. Dick
    Philip K. Dick
    American science fiction writer 1928-1982
    Philip K. Dick
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    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.
  • Tom Naylor
    Tom Naylor
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    The bigger the real-life problems, the greater the tendency for the discipline to retreat into a reassuring fantasy-land of abstract theory and technical manipulation.
  • Kate Millet
    Kate Millet
    American writer 1934-
    Kate Millet
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    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.
  • Thornton Wilder
    Thornton Wilder
    American writer and playwright 1897-1975
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    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.
  • Noam Chomsky
    Noam Chomsky
    American Linguist, Political Activist 1928-
    Noam Chomsky
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    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.
  • The real violence is committed in the writing of history, the records of the legal system, the reporting of news, through the manipulation of social contracts, and the control of information.
  • Bernadine Dohrn
    Bernadine Dohrn
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    Today enormous effort goes into convincing the American public that we're just consumers of media manipulation and sound-bites and spin doctors. That we care only about ourselves, money, and stuff. That acting out of passion and conviction doesn't make a difference. But all history shows that it does.
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