Puppet Quotes

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Madeleine L'Engle
“Because to take away a man's freedom of choice, even his freedom to make the wrong choice, is to manipulate him as though he were a puppet and not a person.”
Madeline L'Engle

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most people do not have a problem with you thinking for yourself, as long as your conclusions are the same as or at least compatible with their beliefs.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Chuck Palahniuk
“You’ve thrown down the gauntlet. You’ve brought my wrath down upon your house. Now, to prove that I exist I must kill you. As the child outlives the father, so must the character bury the author. If you are, in fact, my continuing author, then killing you will end my existence as well. Small loss. Such a life, as your puppet, is not worth living.
But… If I destroy you and your dreck script, and I still exist… then my existence will be glorious, for I will become my own master.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Mikhail Bakhtin
“The principle of laughter and the carnival spirit on which the grotesque is based destroys this limited seriousness and all pretense of an extratemporal meaning and unconditional value of necessity. It frees human consciousness, thought, and imagination for new potentialities. For this reason, great changes, even in the field of science, are always preceded by a certain carnival consciousness that prepares the way.”
Mikhail Bakhtin

Wally Lamb
“I didn't respond to him. Couldn't speak at all. Couldn't look at his self-mutilation--not even the clean, bandaged version of it. Instead, I looked at my own rough, stained house painter's hand. They seemed more like puppets than hands. I had no feelings in it either.”
Wally Lamb, I Know This Much Is True

Santosh Kalwar
“The ordinary public is a puppet of worthless news and media.”
Santosh Kalwar

Angela Carter
“He is the intermediary between us, his audience, the living, and they, the dolls, the undead, who cannot live at all and yet who mimic the living in every detail since, though they cannot speak or weep, still they project those signals of signification we instantly recognize as language.”
Angela Carter, Wayward Girls and Wicked Women

V.E. Schwab
“Holland stared at his own hand, the knife’s edge crimson.
They left they body where it fell.
And brought another in.
“No,” snarled Holland at the sight of him. A boy from the kitchens, hardly fourteen, who looked at him with wide, uncertain eyes. “Help,” he begged.
Then they brought another.
And another.
One by one, Athos and Astrid paraded the remains of Vor’s life before Holland, instructing him again and again to cut their throats. Every time, he tried to fight the order. Every time, he failed. Every time, he had to look them in their eyes and see the hatred, the betrayal, the anguished confusion before he cut them down.
The bodies piled. Athos watched. Astrid grinned.
Holland’s hand moved on its puppet string.
And his mind screamed until it finally lost its voice.”
V.E. Schwab, A Conjuring of Light

“It is what it is because you let it be so.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“People may not like you, but that's cool because your heart doesn't beat from their liking. You can't live to please everyone, you're not a puppet”
Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Release The Ink

Munia Khan
“Sitting makes us think of standing
Our current stance keeps on demanding
We wish to fly without the wings
Puppets move before pulling the strings”
Munia Khan

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“Sarcasm is a manifestation of anger, and anger can make you the puppet of your opponents.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman, Kaya Abaniah and the Father of the Forest

“Typically, in politics, more than one horse is owned and managed by the same team in an election. There's always and extra candidate who will slightly mimic the views of their team's opposing horse, to cancel out that person by stealing their votes just so the main horse can win. Elections are puppet shows. Regardless of their rainbow coats and many smiles, the agenda is one and the same.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Sometimes when I'm writing, I wonder if the words have a mind of their own, and if they're really just using me as a puppet to manifest themselves.”
Travis Jeremiah Dahnke, Write like no one is reading

Robin Hobb
“What is a secret? It is much more than knowledge shared with only a few, or perhaps only one another. It is power. It is a bond. It is a sign of deep trust, or the darkest threat possible....
Be very chary of revealing your hoarded secrets. Many lose all power once they have been divulged. Be even more careful of sharing your secrets lest you find yourself a puppet dancing on someone else's strings.”
Robin Hobb, Fool's Quest

Callie Hunter
“Her entire life was obeying orders. She’d left her Father behind, only to fall into the hands of another dictator. Was her life her own anymore, or was she a puppet on a string, dancing to Ryan’s tune?”
Callie Hunter, Entwined

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“More often than not, a C.E.O is merely a puppet whose strings are pulled by a board of directors.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Robin Stevenson
“Would've been useful when I was about eight," I said. "I used to have wicked nightmares." I did, too: stupid dreams about being chased by Elmo. A psycho Elmo with eyes like that Chucky doll. I'd wake up screaming and Vicky would come running in and ask what the nightmare was about. I never told her. I was too embarrassed.”
Robin Stevenson, The World Without Us

Mehmet Murat ildan
“You do not have a mind belongs to yourself! Your thoughts are the thoughts of your culture! When you speak, it is not you but your culture, your religion, your traditions, your political or spiritual leaders speak! If not you but your culture, your religion etc. are speaking on behalf of you, then what are you, who are you? A stupid puppet? Get a mind which belongs to yourself! Only then you will be able to speak with your own thoughts on behalf of your own self!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Steven Redhead
“It is possible to be a puppet on a string without fully realising it.”
Steven Redhead, Life Is A Cocktail

Angelica Hopes
“Boastfulness and excessive pride do not equate at all with humility and honesty, credibility and integrity. ~ Angelica Hopes, The F. Trilogy”
Angelica Hopes

Jacques Yonnet
“You know, a carving, especially if it’s polychrome, is not meant to move. These faces, these half-bodies, when you animate them, they’re more live than the living. They can be dangerous for those who don’t really understand them. With contained energy, no one can predict what will happen when it’s released.”
Jacques Yonnet, Paris Noir: The Secret History of a City

“We convince ourselves that happiness is an effect; that there has to be cause for it. That makes happiness so dependent on the external environment and makes us a puppet. Happiness without a cause is sui generis, in a class of its own. If we learn the art of being happy without a reason, then we can be happy even when there is a reason to be unhappy.”
R. N. Prasher

Steven Redhead
“It is possible to be a puppet on a string, controlled by hidden forces.”
Steven Redhead, Life Is A Cocktail

Ljupka Cvetanova
“I played the best role in my life. I had a great director.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Neelam Saxena Chandra
“We are but puppets
Our strings in His hands
Knowing not where he will take us
With naked feet we walk on life’s sands…”
Neelam Saxena Chandra

Steven Redhead
“The puppet masters only concern is how well they can manipulate their marionettes.”
Steven Redhead, Life Is a Dance

“My God, if I had a heart, I would write my hatred on ice and wait for the sun to come out. [...]I have learned so many things from you, but in the end most of it will be no use because when they put me inside that suitcase, unfortunately I will be dying.”
Johny Welch, Lo Que Me Ha Ensenado La Vida
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“Not to love God is to be a puppet”
Sunday Adelaja

Reham Khan
“What people saw as a U-turn was merely Imran doing as he was told by his financiers and handlers. It wasn’t that he was stupid or easily swayed: he simply had no moral direction or ideology of his own. A puppet moves where the strings pull him. A puppet cannot love as it has no heart.”
Reham Khan, Reham Khan

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