Best Quotes About Manipulation

Madison Avenue is a very powerful aggression against private consciousness. A demand that you yield your private consciousness to public manipulation. -Marshall McLuhan

The research rat of the future allows experimentation without manipulation of the real world. This is the cutting edge of modeling technology. -John Spencer

When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes, the seeds of political manipulation are sown. -Stephen Jay Gould

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

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

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

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

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

But the whole idea of the transformation… mystery, transformation, and manipulations – those were the things that Marcel was a magician at. That's his magic. -Robert Barnes

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

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

I've not seen in my lifetime any politician who is a heroic figure. The manipulation that all politicians use on one level or another is so transparent. -Dean Koontz

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

So we should preserve it. I don't think that digital storage is necessarily a good thing, but I definitely think that digital manipulation is interesting. -Sean Booth

It's so easy to manipulate an audience, but it's nearly always clear that you are being manipulated. I think even people that are not critically attuned are aware of cynical manipulation in film. -John Boorman

There is a considerable amount of manipulation in the printmaking from the straight photograph to the finished print. If I do my job correctly that shouldn't be visible at all, it should be transparent. -John Sexton

Well, it arose out of two long-term concerns – the first being the possibility of genetic manipulation, nature versus nurture, what constitutes how people get to be how they are. -Katherine Dunn

First, I'm trying to edit down about 7 hours of material which I made prior to the Cop days and find some way to get it out. This stuff is pretty out there, mostly sonic collages and tape manipulations. -Jim Coleman

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

Mexico was conquered more by manipulation of myth and archetype. -Norman Spinrad

Like an apparently strict musical form it breaks the five minute whole into its structural parts – a descriptive preamble, the action of taking the cards, the development of the cards' manipulation and the revelation of what has been achieved. -Gavin Bryars

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

Acting is the work of two people – it's only possible when you have the complicity, the help, even the manipulation of a director. -Victoria Abril

When quick results are imperative, the manipulation of the masses through symbols may be the only quick way of having a critical thing done. -John Grierson

If there are four equations and only three variables, and no one of the equations is derivable from the others by algebraic manipulation then there is another variable missing. -Talcott Parsons

I will say that the idea of a woman being deceptive came from that original discussion with critics and reporters about if woman could do that kind of thing. Evelyn, herself, grew out of the discussions about how capable women are of deceit and lying and manipulation. -Neil LaBute

I can't really put it in one sentence because although on one hand Preacher is about faith and yes it is also about, I suppose, the search for God, the search for faith and the manipulation and the abuse committed by figures in whom I suppose people have faith. -Garth Ennis

So, poetry becomes a means for useful dialogue between people who are not only unknown, but mute to each other. It produces a dialogue among people that guards all of us against manipulation by our so-called leaders. -June Jordan

Most of the power of painting comes through the manipulation of space… but I don't understand that. -Jasper Johns

I got tired of different drum sounds so you buy different effects for more manipulation. -Ikue Mori

I still think that I'm playing instruments, not just pushing buttons and there it goes. It's interactive and alive with the sound and the manipulation and it plays like instruments. -Ikue Mori

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

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

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

Everything about the left is perception, manipulation, and lies. Everything. Everything is 'Wag the Dog.' Everything is a structured deception. -Rush Limbaugh

To the extent that people overpay as a result of the Libor manipulation, they should be able to get their money back. Individuals who have mortgages, pension funds who had pensioner investments – whoever was ripped off is entitled to get their money back. -Peter Welch

Social engineering is using deception, manipulation and influence to convince a human who has access to a computer system to do something, like click on an attachment in an e-mail. -Kevin Mitnick

Social engineering is using manipulation, influence and deception to get a person, a trusted insider within an organization, to comply with a request, and the request is usually to release information or to perform some sort of action item that benefits that attacker. -Kevin Mitnick

Well, you always discover a lot in the editing room. Particularly the action, because you have to over-shoot a lot and shoot an enormous amount of material because many of the sequences have to be discovered in the editing and manipulation of it. -Christopher Nolan

The German export successes are not the result of some sort of currency manipulation, but of the increased competitiveness of companies. The American growth model, on the other hand, is in a deep crisis. -Wolfgang Schauble

Pictures artists staged their own images or copied or cut out others already in existence. The viewer took them in separately, in sometimes paradoxical waves: an original image, then the manipulations of it, then the places where image and idea intersected. This created a crucial perceptual glitch that irony and understanding filled. -Jerry Saltz

We have a tax code whose complications and levels of unfairness and levels of choosing people to give tax breaks to and choosing people to deny them to is thousands of pages long with endless complications and unbelievable manipulations by everybody. -Barry Diller

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. -Bryant H. McGill

Geoengineering – the deliberate, large-scale manipulation of the earth's climate to offset global warming – is a nightmare fix for climate change. -Jeff Goodell

Poetry is a street fighter. It has sharp elbows. It can look after itself. Poetry can't be used for manipulation; it's why you never see good poetry in advertising. -David Whyte

Speculators get a bad rap. In the popular imagination they're greedy, heedless, and amoral, adept at price manipulations and dirty tricks. In reality, they often play a key role in making markets run smoothly. -James Surowiecki

Along with my passion for horse breeding, I was a horse racing enthusiast… In 1974 I was elected as a committee member and subsequently as a steward of the Turf Club. I had a burning desire to clean up the sport, which had always carried the stigma of gambling and manipulation. -Cyrus S. Poonawalla

Interest-rate swaps are a tool used by big cities, major corporations and sovereign governments to manage their debt, and the scale of their use is almost unimaginably massive. It's about a $379 trillion market, meaning that any manipulation would affect a pile of assets about 100 times the size of the United States federal budget. -Matt Taibbi

Makeup ignites a psychological transformation of both the wearer and the observer. My paintings sought to locate the subject of art within the manipulation of that altered predisposition. -Richard Phillips

Public relations is at best promotion or manipulation, at worst evasion and outright deception. What it is never about is a free flow of information. -Heather Brooke

Much as Cold War nuclear strategists could argue about winning a nuclear war by having more survivors, advocates of a Global Warming War might see the United States, Western Europe, or Russia as better able to ride out climate disruption and manipulation than, say, China or the countries of the Middle East. -Jamais Cascio

In every shoot, between the actor and the director there is manipulation. I'm not saying that negatively. It's healthy. -Adele Exarchopoulos

The most amazing thing for me is that every single person who sees a movie, not necessarily one of my movies, brings a whole set of unique experiences. Now, through careful manipulation and good storytelling, you can get everybody to clap at the same time, to hopefully laugh at the same time, and to be afraid at the same time. -Steven Spielberg

People are seduced by signals from the world, but that is manipulation, not reality. Computers have learned more about us than we've learned about them. -Douglas Rushkoff

Like most early enthusiasts, I always thought the way the Internet encouraged multitasking made users less vulnerable to manipulation, while simultaneously exploiting even more of our brain's capacity than before. Apparently not. -Douglas Rushkoff

All writing is a form of manipulation, of course, but you realize that a plain sentence can actually do so much. -Colm Toibin

You hear stories about directors using manipulation to get actors to do certain things, but I think when you're working with professional actors, it's all about trust. They can do anything you want, it's just a matter of them understanding what you're looking for, and the reason why. -Darren Aronofsky

The Iraq War was the biggest issue for people of my generation in the West. It was also the clearest case, in my living memory, of media manipulation and the creation of a war through ignorance. -Julian Assange

'Empty Moves' is elegantly and coolly inventive. Two pairs of dancers shadow each other in slow, deliberate rearrangements and manipulations of legs and torsos, only occasionally switching partners or breaking free of the formal patterning. -Robert Gottlieb

Everyone dies, and before that, most people eventually lose some of their faculties. So some people worry that as marketers get better at targeting the elderly, the line between advertising and unscrupulous manipulation will be harder to discern. -Charles Duhigg

I learned a lot about 3D animation from and with my dear friend Michael Hemschoot of Workerstudio. Taught me that I want to play more with animation and image manipulation. Fun stuff! -Angela Bettis

Rather than passing a thousand pages of tax reform legislation and restarting the tax code manipulation process, we should change the paradigm. It is time to eliminate the IRS and repeal the 16th Amendment. -Jim Bridenstine

I wanted to get into art. I did some neon stuff. I worked in, not computer-generated, but computer manipulation of pictures. -Giorgio Moroder

I'm a big fan of the Mass Effect games, and that's all about social manipulation and observing people and alliances and relationships. -Jonathan Nolan

When you have a perfect free market, it's difficult to predict the future. But when you have a market that is disturbed by government manipulations and money-printing, it's impossible to make any predictions. -Marc Faber

Photography has always been capable of manipulation. -Joel Sternfeld

When I was six years old, I fell in love with magic. For Christmas, I got a magic box and a very old book on card manipulation. Somehow, I was more interested in pure manipulation than in all the silly little tricks in the box. -Philippe Petit

The genius of David Petraeus has always been his masterful manipulation of the media. -Michael Hastings

Writers are in control of editing processes – making a sentence better, cutting out a paragraph. But the initial outpouring has very little to do with conscious control or manipulation. -Siri Hustvedt

The partnership between the United States and Egypt is crucial to both countries, and it can't be predicated on political manipulation and threats of withholding aid. -Ahmed Zewail

Orwell wasn't right about where society was in 1984. We haven't turned into that sort of surveillance society. But that may be, at least in small part, because of his book. The notion that ubiquitous surveillance and state manipulation of the media is evil is deeply engrained in us. -Ramez Naam

Emotions often must be portrayed from an inner feeling, of course, but I had a double advantage because I was learning to direct my as-yet expressionless feelings as well as gaining an ability to express emotion by a very conscious manipulation of my muscles. -Jane Greer

Usually when you interview somebody for a number of hours, they'll say something that is self-aggrandizing or is a manipulation of the facts. -Evan Osnos

At a deep psychological level, convincing young people that they will get the respect, admiration, love that they are looking for through consumerism is a manipulation of a deep human instinct to want to belong. -Helena Norberg-Hodge

Over-the-top dance reality shows are hard for me to watch. The real drama in our world is much more emotional, personal, and extreme. There is manipulation and sneakiness. -Sarah Hay

World War II provides a string of celebrated cases of deception and manipulation. -David Ignatius

While all doctors treat diseases, neurosurgeons' work is the crucible of identity. Every operation on the brain is, by necessity, a manipulation of the substance of our selves. -Paul Kalanithi

I'm constantly lying to my dog. He only responds to manipulation and blackmail. -Riley Keough

You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. -Harold Pinter

In computers, we do all kinds of manual manipulations. We grab and drag icons. We click on and open windows. We pull down a screen. We stretch a screen. We scroll up and down. -Louis B. Rosenberg

It's not about the past; it's about knowing your history so that you can fight in the present. Otherwise, you don't know who the real enemy is, what the real issue is, because it had been covered by many layers of bad information, of lies, and manipulation. -Raoul Peck

If money is the root of all evil, then China's manipulation of its currency, the yuan, is the tap root of everything wrong with the U.S.-China trade relationship. -Peter Navarro

Con men look for human frailty to exploit. This is most often greed. Trump found a different vice: anger. The emotional are always the most susceptible to manipulation. -Pamela Meyer

As I discovered in my media manipulations, the information that finds us online – what spreads – is the worst kind. It raised itself above the din not through its value, importance, or accuracy but through the opposite: through slickness, titillation, and polarity. -Ryan Holiday

There are things I can accomplish in the studio via manipulation on the computer or some kind of effect that are nearly impossible to do live. On the flip side, there are some things that happen live that can't be pulled off in the studio. -Washed Out

Success of bitcoin and the exchanges that deal in it could be interpreted by some to mean the demise of central banks, Wall Street, and the Washington insiders who trade on inside information and market manipulation. -Max Keiser

The virtues of the blockchain is that it would be that it's peer-to-peer settlement – no centralized settlement, no manipulation… And most importantly, there's nothing to capture. It's consensus based. It's stateless. -Patrick M. Byrne

The key to victory lies more in manipulation and cooperation than in exceptional personal skills. -Yuval Noah Harari

I try to push design boundaries using new draping and fabric manipulation techniques every time I approach a new design. -Zac Posen

I do think we're in a period of time culturally where there is just this extraordinary connection that we have to our pets, and in many ways, they are displacing kids. They're so much simpler than dealing with a kid because of this unconditional love that does not get complicated by adolescence or any other manipulation. -Chris Meledandri

The mind starts to do things that you didn't even realize it could do. I suppose it's the manipulation. I suppose it's the sense of power, the center of attention, and the me-ism. And performers have to have that. -Johnny Carson

In a state of poverty, illiteracy, people just remain exposed to all kinds of manipulation. That's what we have lived. It's easier to tell a poor person, 'You know what, you are poor, you're hungry because the other one has taken away your rights.' -Paul Kagame

What the Shin Bet did in the Bus 300 affair is no less than declaring a revolt. They took the methods of manipulation, disinformation, threats, blackmail, etc. and instead of using them against the enemy, they used these tactics against their own side. -Ronen Bergman

Since we don't use any type of currency manipulation schemes – we have a floating exchange market – we are very glad to consider any type of process that would stabilize the Mexican peso. -Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

To ensure fair competition, there must be effective controls on currency manipulation, and monopoly pricing needs to be outlawed on such items as intellectual property, especially pharmaceuticals. -Danny K. Davis

Anyone concerned with the broken politics in Washington needs to look no further than Mitch McConnell's cynical manipulation of the rules and obstruction of the NLRB. -Bill Foster

I think the best learning is done with active manipulation. And we need to be able to work with our hands; it's not just about using our brains. -Hope Jahren

One of the big themes – if not the big theme – of 'Mockingjay – Part 1' is the battle of the airwaves. I don't think teenagers really understand the role propaganda has in our lives in terms of politics, advertising, and the general manipulation of imagery. -Francis Lawrence

When you're surrounded by a world of constant lies, manipulation, and deceit, that dark energy is bound to seep into you eventually. -Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

The global 'currency wars' are likely here to stay due to the fine line between legitimate monetary balancing and sometimes self-serving trade manipulation. But these artificial mechanisms lack tangible or lasting value. -Dinesh Paliwal

I think it is harder to scare young people because there is an ironic hipster stance that you have to take in relation to pop culture. You know you're being manipulated. People are so aware of the manipulation. We're all aware that movies toy with us and pull our strings. There was a time when people just didn't acknowledge that as much. -Brad Anderson

We have spent so much time worrying about a 'cyber Pearl Harbor,'' the attack that takes out the power grid, that we have focused far too little on the subtle manipulation of data that can mean that no election, medical record, or self-driving car can be truly trusted. -David E. Sanger

As much as I like Michael Moore – and I'm on the same political side as him – I think his documentaries are really a batch of manipulations and lies. -Rod Lurie

Sometimes we talk about memory as though it's firm and fixed, but of course, memory is highly fluid and subjective and thus highly subject to manipulation. -Laura van den Berg

We don't want A.I. to engage in cyberbullying, stock manipulation, or terrorist threats; we don't want the F.B.I. to release A.I. systems that entrap people into committing crimes. We don't want autonomous vehicles that drive through red lights, or worse, A.I. weapons that violate international treaties. -Oren Etzioni

Cloud computing, smartphones, social media platforms, and Internet of Things devices have already transformed how we communicate, work, shop, and socialize. These technologies gather unprecedented data streams leading to formidable challenges around privacy, profiling, manipulation, and personal safety. -Oren Etzioni

In 2017, there was a sudden recognition of several adverse societal consequences of information technology, from job losses due to automation to manipulation of public opinion, with significant political consequences. -Moshe Vardi

Political orientation is unimportant in populism because it does not deal in evidence or detailed proposals for change but in the manipulation of feelings by charismatic leaders. -Margaret MacMillan

The big-ego temper tantrums of Wall Street's titans must be a concern for everyone on Wall Street. Bad behavior and manipulation of the markets must be called out by those in the industry concerned for its future. -Richard Grenell

I'm very good at manipulation. -Taapsee Pannu

I recall being fascinated by numbers even at age three and viewed their manipulation as a kind of game. -Terence Tao

In this the age of concern over privacy invasion and surveillance and manipulation, people will start to realize that there is no way to avoid being manipulated by other people, governments, marketers, and the like. -Esther Dyson

Pre-poll and exit polls have now become a commercial proposition. No longer are they viewed as means for a debate or means for enriching the voters and improving the quality of political campaigns. They have become yet another way of manipulation. -N. Bhaskara Rao

As a person who worked in the abortion industry for eight years, I can say unequivocally that the most manipulation I have ever witnessed was inside the walls of the abortion clinic. -Abby Johnson

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