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“When our emotions are engaged, we often have trouble seeing things as they are.”
Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction
“People are more complicated than the masks they wear in society.”
Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction
“Desire is both imitative (we like what others like) and competitive (we want to take away from others what they have). As children, we wanted to monopolize the attention of a parent, to draw it away from other siblings. This sense of rivalry... makes people compete for the attention.”
Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction
“Her seductive power, however, did not lie in her looks [...]. In reality, Cleopatra was physically unexceptional and had no political power, yet both Caesar and Antony, brave and clever men, saw none of this. What they saw was a woman who constantly transformed herself before their eyes, a one-woman spectacle.

Her dress and makeup changed from day to day, but always gave her a heightened, goddesslike appearance. Her words could be banal enough, but were spoken so sweetly that listeners would find themselves remembering not what she said but how she said it.”
Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction
“Religion humanizes this universe, makes us feel important and loved. We are not animals governed by uncontrollable drives, animals that die for no apparent reason, but creatures made in the image of supreme being”
Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction
“Religion is the great balm of existence because it takes us outside ourselves, connects us to something larger”
Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction
“The Shadow. It cannot be grasped. Chase your shadow and it will, flee; turn your back on it and it will follow you. It is also a person’s dark side, the thing that makes them mysterious. After they have given us pleasure, the shadow of their withdrawal makes us yearn for their return, much as clouds make us yearn for the sun.”
Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction
“Sadness of any sort is also seductive, particularly if it seems deep-rooted, even spiritual, rather than needy or pathetic—it makes people come to you.”
Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction
“There is too little mystery in the world; too many people say exactly what they feel or want.”
Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction
“PSYCHOLOGY OF LOVE, TRANSLATED BY JOAN RIVIÈRE”
Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction

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