43 Quotes About Manipulative Men

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Dealing with the opposite sex can be challenging. These quotes about manipulative men can capture the challenges faced in a relationship when one partner is trying to gain control over the other.

“A complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature. She is manipulative, uses other people to get her own way, and works within whatever system she is in.”

“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”

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

“Any kind of manipulation with human embryos should be prohibited.”

“Any time you’re trying to do a movie with a happy ending, it’s very difficult because it’s been done before and you don’t want to be manipulative.”

“Are you trying to manipulate me? It’s working.”

“As I have said a thousand times, no manipulation can put stocks down and keep them down.”

“Condemning art as manipulative is a non sequitur, of course. All art is manipulative.”

“Everybody has the ability to be manipulative, to be hateful and deceitful.”

“Foreknowledge of the future makes it possible to manipulate both enemies and supporters.”

“Half of the people lie with their lips; the other half with their tears.”

“I do think there are some actors that can get away with trying to be funny, and they’re still funny because they’re just likeable, and you want to see them. Me, though, when you see me trying to be funny, it’s like the worst thing in the world. It’s needy, it’s cloying, it’s manipulative – it’s bad.”

“I mean you really can target your answers to get the instant response and I think that is a very manipulative type of polling. I really have no time for that worm at all.”

“If you want to know the outcome of a game before the game has even started, you need to control each side.”

“I’m not naturally manipulative.”

“I’m very manipulative towards directors. My theory is that everyone on the set is directing the film, we’re all receiving art messages from the universe on how we should do the film.”

“It’s amazing how much manipulation is going on in parasites.”

“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.”

“I’ve been trying to take this journey over the last four years of getting away from playing manipulative and villainous characters and playing characters that are affected by what happens to them as opposed to unaffected.”

“I’ve done a lot of movies that don’t have any music in them, and I’ve always sort of had a kind of wary attitude about music because it can be so manipulative, and also because with pop music, I feel like everybody kind of has their own relationship to songs.”

“I’ve seen people who stink, but the film editor shows them just where they didn’t stink. But if you’re empty and manipulative on stage, it’s clear.”

“Let me get you to understand I don’t bully anybody. I stand up for what I believe in and I’m very honest and I always tell the truth. I’m not a liar, I’m not manipulative and I don’t stab you in your back because I will stab you in your chest.”

“Manipulating people is what’s so fun about poker. I love that you can just look into someone’s eyes and lie – and it’s perfectly acceptable.”

“Manipulation can give you anything in life you want, if you can afford it.”

“Manipulation, fueled with good intent, can be a blessing. But when used wickedly, it is the beginning of a magician’s karmic calamity.”

“Men are used as they use others.”

“Most of the books and films I love walk a knife edge between romance and cynicism, and I wanted ‘One Day’ to stay on that line. I wanted it to be moving, but without being manipulative.”

“My father was a mean, controlling and manipulative person for most of his life. He was unpredictable and unstable.”

“One man with a gun can control 100 without one.”

“One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority.”

“One of the methods of manipulation is to inoculate individuals with the bourgeois appetite for personal success.”

“One should be able to control and manipulate experiences with an informed and intelligent mind.”

“Reality TV is sleazy, it is manipulative. It is as momentary as anything in popular culture.”

“The art of pleasing is the art of deception.”

“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.”

“The best way to manipulate a man is to make him think he is manipulating you.”

“The funeral business is so manipulative emotionally. I would want to be thrown into the sea or burned – something that’s not a big hassle.”

“The measure of a man is what he does with power.”

“To be an effective leader, you have to have a manipulative streak – you have to figure out the people working for you and give each tasks that will take advantage of his strength.”

“When I began my work on how morality varies across the political spectrum, there was a partisan, manipulative element to it. I wanted to help the Democrats win.”

“When you know what a man wants you know who he is, and how to move him.”

“Whoever controls the money controls you.”

“Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.”

There are many ways to determine if you are dealing with a manipulator or not.