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Manipulated Quotes

We’ve collected the best Manipulated Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: David Hewson, Pope Benedict XVI, Peter Abrahams, Dustin Hoffman, Charles Platt. Use them as an inspiration.

Historically, Macbeth is one of the greatest kings Scotland ever had. He was on the throne for 19 years, and he simply has this dreadful reputation because Shakespeare manipulated history for the benefit of James I, who was paying him to write the play to blacken Macbeth’s name.
The principle of tolerance and respect for freedom promoted by the reforms of the Second Vatican Council are today being manipulated and erroneously taken too far.
In East, South and Central Africa, the minority manipulated the majority into believing the minority was the majority, that there were more whites in the world than blacks; instilled in the blacks a sense of inferiority, inadequacy, worthlessness.
For me as an American, the most painful aspect of this is that I believe that that administration has taken the events of 9/11 and has manipulated the grief of the country and I think that’s reprehensible.
In the early 1970s, phone phreaks manipulated the long-distance system using blue boxes that they built from sketchy photocopied schematics that were often riddled with errors. Not many had the skill to do this. Phreaking was restricted to a select few.
I may be biting off more than I can chew, but with ‘The Simpsons‘ and with ‘Futurama,’ what I’m trying to do in the guise of light entertainment, if this is possible – is nudge people, jostle them a little, wake them up to some of the ways in which we’re being manipulated and exploited.
Attention isn’t really earned. It’s invoked; it’s manipulated. It can be heady and make you feel powerful, but it isn’t something you accomplish; you get it – or you don’t.
Hip-hop has always been speaking about the way your brain is manipulated by stress and struggle because hip-hop is borne from struggle.
There are absolutely ways to manipulate behavior, because our behavior is endlessly being manipulated by the world around us.
You cannot be driven by the polls. The polls change all the time; they’re easily manipulated by whoever wants to ask those poll questions; they go up; they go down.
Critics of consumer capitalism like to think that consumers are manipulated and controlled by those who seek to sell them things, but for the most part it’s the other way around: companies must make what consumers want and deliver it at the lowest possible price.
To suggest the President of the United States and the head of the free world – the man who is changing the world – is being manipulated by Mitch McConnell is insulting to the president; it’s absolutely insulting.
Making movies, you’re like an independent contractor – you come in, you have a specific job, and a lot of what you do is completely manipulated, which is good and bad.
No support of one star or one director or one producer can make any individual actor a star. You have to connect with the audience; the audience have to like you. That is something that cannot be manipulated or fought for or tried for. Either they like you, or they don’t.
For decades, without so much as a peep from the Trump-hating establishment, China manipulated its currency and stole American technology.
I can tell if I’m being lied to or manipulated a little better than most. It’s definitely an advantage for me.
The showbiz world has to be manipulated to make it more interesting because most people’s lives are boring.
Belief is such a powerful thing – but because it is, it can also be very destructive and it’s very easily manipulated.
Jena Malone
Tanpinar presciently feared that to embrace the western conception of progress was to be mentally enslaved by a whole new epistemology, one that compartmentalised knowledge and concealed an instrumental view of human beings as no more than things to be manipulated.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
Sometimes negative news does come out, but it is often exaggerated and manipulated to spread scandal. Journalists sometimes risk becoming ill from coprophilia and thus fomenting coprophagia: which is a sin that taints all men and women, that is, the tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive aspects.
Non-human primates spend hours a day grooming each other. And with humans, touching is also important. It’s a way to form bonds and connect in modern society. But you can also speed up the use of conscious purposes once you’re aware of that, and it can be manipulated.
It’s a political and manipulative industry. Actors vie for the same roles, movies are snatched away. Have I ever been manipulated? Yes. But I haven‘t manipulated anyone because if you think from the heart, you cannot be calculative. I have spent nights crying.
I don’t think anyone would object to Facebook selling ads or having ads directed at me, as long as people didn’t think those ads were manipulated by personal data.
I think, as a generation of British actors, we’re becoming a bit soft and too manipulated by the business.
To get elected in Mexico today, you have to compete like any democracy, and you don’t do that by being manipulated.
I could talk for ages about how women are amazing, but essentially we shouldn’t be manipulated by the media‘s expectations of our bodies. I’d recommend every woman to read ‘Women Who Run with the Wolves‘ – it’s about being in touch with your more wild, free and powerful side.
I think that literature has the important effect of creating free, independent, critical citizens who cannot be manipulated.
I want to help children develop strengths that allow them to feel they don’t have to push things away mentally… If we ‘cotton-ball’ kids, it produces adults who are too scared to think for themselves and are easily manipulated.
With stand-up, there’s a little bit of an exaggerated reality because things have to be manipulated to create comedy, to create jokes.
When air conditioning, escalators, and advertising appeared, shopping expanded its scale, but also limited its spontaneity. And it became much more predictable, almost scientific. What had once been the most surprising became the most manipulated.
When you start to think about the drives that humans have, I think sometimes we find we are simpler than we thought and more easily manipulated.
There was a time when content could be manipulated with money, but today we have surpassed that. Now, only good content will create ripples and strike a chord because the artistes are connecting directly with their listeners through social media.
Original hip hop manipulated technologies of all sorts; it was not manipulated by the technology itself.
I am a Justin Bieber fan, but I am also so fascinated by how weird pop music can be and how manipulated it can be, so I enjoy thinking about that side of it too. I feel bad for him. I could never imagine growing up that way.
Back in Nebraska, I was known as the fat model – the girl who was pretty for a big girl. My body, like my confidence, has been picked apart, manipulated, and controlled by others who didn’t necessarily understand it.
Pictures get manipulated, pictures get dropped into accounts. We’ve asked an internet security firm and a law firm to take a hard look at this to come up with a conclusion about what happened and to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
I hate being manipulated by song. Don’t tell me what I should be feeling. I don’t want cellos or violins to be telling me that I should be bawling right now.
We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves.
I hated how Sam Rothstein got manipulated by Sharon Stone‘s character in ‘Casino.’ I mean, I just hate how he gets manipulated; that just gets ridiculous to me. I know it’s historic, but I hated that.
And I sense it was a rather constructed, almost half narrative fiction film in some ways. A lot of it was staged and manipulated to get those things in there that I knew to be strong.
It is so obvious that we are constantly monitored and manipulated both in advertising and in politics.
I think that Peter Mandelson, particularly in relation to the issue of policing, made a huge mess of it. He allowed himself to be manipulated by the securocrats within the British establishment.
It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a scam. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming.
John Coleman
Many people out there don’t have a choice in choosing their friends and the people they’re being manipulated by. Thank God, I have that choice. I can use my judgment and choose.
Old school fans are going to be shocked at just how much of the pro wrestling they grew up watching was, indeed, contrived, manipulated or, as it’s called in the business, ‘worked.’
No single solution or actor can deal with the complex and interrelated challenges to electoral integrity arising from manipulated data, hate speech, and fake news. These phenomena are not new; they have been part of electoral cycles since the advent of democracy.
You know, I had never heard of the Tulsa Riots – and I think something like 42 percent of Americans hadn’t – untilWatchmen‘ on HBO. And that’s just crazy. I really saw how history is manipulated.
It is stupid to think the audience is a bunch of fools who can be manipulated by long titles and NRI romances.
I always thought that putting tons of reverb on my voice was kind of the equivalent of airbrushing. And I wanted other girls and women to hear a real female voice that wasn’t completely manipulated.
The work which is manipulated looks a little boring to me. I think life is pretty strange anyway. It is wooo, wooo, wooo!
Because the sad fact is that the Enron Corporation and others manipulated with unfortunately great effect the energy market in the West Coast starting in 2000.
Fear makes us do things we would otherwise never agree to do, and people can be emotionally manipulated into believing something during times of great stress and tragedy.
On Facebook, your past comes into your present when someone from your second grade class suddenly pops up to send you a message, and your future is being manipulated by what Facebook knows to put in front of you next.
I’m not ashamed of my social media following, my Sports Illustrated swimsuit shoot, or the tough time I had in my LPGA debut, but these small facets of my life are easily manipulated by the Internet to get views, and they don’t define me as a person.
I just hope Americans come to understand that food isn’t something to be manipulated by our teeth and shoved down our gullet, that it’s our spiritual and physical nourishment and important to our well-being as a nation.
The first time I experimented with sound design was on ‘Fruitvale Station,’ where I recorded the BART train and manipulated it.
Some people ask why people would go into a dark room to be scared. I say they are already scared, and they need to have that fear manipulated and massaged. I think of horror movies as the disturbed dreams of a society.
If one is free at heart, no man-made chains can bind one to servitude, but if one’s mind is so manipulated and controlled by the oppressor, then there will be nothing the oppressed can do to scare his powerful masters.
I don’t think I’m against all wars, but you’d have to have a damn good reason to send your son or daughter to fight, or to go yourself. So often, we are lied to and manipulated by our governments for their own very cynical reasons.
Cultists do not want to admit they have been manipulated by charisma. Nigerian money scheme victims do not want to accept that they had been swindled. To accept those realities is to accept their own faults. Denial of our own weaknesses is something we all suffer from time to time.
Sooner or later we’ve all got to confront the reality that we have got to come to understand who we are and what we’re doing, and the extent to which we are guided or manipulated by forces that are beyond our control.
Ayad Akhtar
Caretaking is different from care giving. Care giving has no second agendas or hidden motives. The care is given from love for the joy of giving without expectation, no strings attached. It cannot be manipulated or discouraged because love cannot be manipulated or discouraged.
It’s not often a thriller keeps me wound up as well as ‘Headhunters’ did. I knew I was being manipulated and didn’t care. It was a pleasure to see how well it was being done.
Our children, manipulated to become exemplary consumers, increasingly admit they do not feel ‘in control’ of their own Internet use.
Sinister‘ is the first score I’ve done in which there’s no orchestra in it whatsoever. There are traditional instruments I sampled, then manipulated, so you don’t even recognize the source anymore.
Christopher Young