33 Quotes About Being Brainwashed


Visual aids can be used to easily sway opinions and draw our attention to certain products or ideals. These quotes about being brainwashed capture how propaganda is used everywhere in the marketplace and media.

“Advertising is not intended to brainwash you and make you go out and buy something; that’s a real simple-minded way of criticizing it.”

“African-Americans have been brainwashed into not being open-minded, not even considering a conservative point of view.”

“All it takes is one generation to brainwash a population and convince them that reality doesn’t exist.”

“All kids, when they go to school, are pretty good artists and dancers and singers and poets. All that gets buried, basically through being educated, or brainwashed.”

“All you have to do to educate a child is leave him alone and teach him to read. The rest is brainwashing.”

“Before high school ended, I started applying to college. It really wasn’t even a choice because of the brainwashing of my parents.”

“Capitalism brainwashes us through advertising and the skewing of priorities …. We need economies that promote human values, seek to limit suffering, and are committed to democratic principles, rather than ones dependent on global trade and a blind commitment to neo-liberal economic policies.”

“Everybody in Canada seemed to listen to what they enjoyed, and nobody could tell them what to like, or what was the popular, or what was the In thing. Even today, it is very hard to brainwash a Canadian.”

“I couldn’t sleep for two years, they tried to break my nerves. They used a lot of psychology to brainwash.”

“I think that there’s some brainwashing going on with this idea that we don’t have time to cook anymore.”

“If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it. It really is public brainwashing and misinformation.”

“I’m not trying to brainwash my critics. If they’re critics, they’re critics, and that’s their job to be critical, but I certainly enjoy the involvement I have with my fans.”

“In brainwashing and the eliciting of confessions, the physiological importance of inducing a sense of guilt and conflict can hardly be over emphasized.”

“IQ tests are routinely used as weapons against Black people in particular and minority groups and poor people generally.”

“Money will brainwash you and leave your ass mindless.”

“Poetry’s role is to provide spontaneous individual candor as distinct from manipulation and brainwash.”

“Religion isn’t best understood primarily as a collection of beliefs held by backward people with fear and trembling for most of human history (religion as brainwash).”

“Religions survive mainly because they brainwash the young.”

“Television is by nature the dominator drug par excellence. Control of content, uniformity of content, repeatability of content make it inevitably a tool of coersion, brainwashing, and manipulation.”

“The family that prays together…is brainwashing their children.”

“The line between education and brainwashing is paper thin.”

“The only chance for victory over the brainwash is the right of every man to have his ideas judged one at a time. You never get clarity as long as you have these packaged words, as long as a word is used by twenty-five people in twenty-five different ways.”

“The professional study of economics has become ideological brainwashing. It is a defense of the excesses of the capitalist system.”

“The way brainwashing works is subtle and takes a long time.”

“There are many types of emotional abuse but most is done in an attempt to control or subjugate another person.”

“They can fatten me up. They can give me a full body polish, dress me up, and make me beautiful again.”

“Well, the best part about stand-up is that you control everything. Period. When you work in movies, or on TV shows, there are 50 other people involved. And it’s hard, man. They brainwash you to think you’re doing the right thing.”

“We’ve been brainwashed into thinking that it takes more monies than it actually does to educate children. That’s been one of the brainwash jobs.”

“We’ve got a form of brainwashing going on in our country‚Ķ. Do you know how they brainwash people? They repeat something over and over. And that’s what we do in this country.”

“What about self-awareness, the mysterious ability of the brain to reflect upon itself? Self-awareness can be tampered with by brainwashing, psychoactive drugs, electrical stimulation, political or religious propaganda, even advertising.”

“What are we doing when we brainwash children in schools to cut open their fellow animals? Are we dangerously desensitizing them? Some of the most warped and blunted people I know are those who have gone through training of this sorts.”

“What I don’t like about the music industry is everything. It’s very Satanic, people are evil, they talk about money, they talk about things that don’t really matter, and they brainwash everybody.”

“You can’t come to a new point of view until you realize what your brainwashing has been.”

Cults have a certain way that they use psychology to change the mind of their followers and brainwash them.

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