Top Puppets Quotes

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1. "As long as Muslims were confident they could not be defeated, but now we are just puppets."
Author: Abu Bakar Bashir
2. "We are all puppets hanging over an ocean of madness."
Author: Alexander Gordon Smith
3. "He stared at Avery's socks and felt an odd sense of wonder. Socks were so normal. So mundane. How could someone who pulled on socks in the morning be a serial killer? Socks were not hard or dangerous. Socks were funny; foot mittens, that's what socks were. They made a knobbly hinge of your toes and became comical sock-puppets. Surely anyone who wore socks could not truly be a threat to him or anyone else?"
Author: Belinda Bauer
4. "From that awful encounter of the soul with the outer world, enunciation, wisdom, and charity are born; and with their birth a new life begins. To take into the inmost shrine of the soul the irresistible forces whose puppets we seem to be - Death and change, the irrevocableness of the past, and the powerlessness of Man before the blind hurry of the universe from vanity to vanity - to feel these things and know them is to conquer them."
Author: Bertrand Russell
5. "If the immutable heart can be grieved by the puppets of its own making, it is Divine Omnipotence, no other, that has subjected it, freely, and in a humility that passes understanding. If the world exists not chiefly that we may love God, but that God may love us, yet that very fact, on a deeper level, is so for our sakes. If He who in Himself can lack nothing chooses to need us, it is because we need to be needed."
Author: C.S. Lewis
6. "The new oligarchy must increasingly rely on the advice of scientists until in the end the politicians become merely the scientists' puppets."
Author: C.S. Lewis
7. "Most unfortunately, in the lives of puppets there is always a 'but' that spoils everything."
Author: Carlo Collodi
8. "Julian once wrote that coincidences are the scars of fate. There are no coincidences, Daniel. We are puppets of our subconscious desires."
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
9. "For me the world has always been more of a puppet show. But when one looks behind the curtain and traces the strings upward he finds they terminate in the hands of yet other puppets, themselves with their own strings which trace upward in turn, and so on. In my own life I saw these strings whose origins were endless enact the deaths of great men in violence and madness. Enact the ruin of a nation."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
10. "They're called sock puppets. We create armies of artificial online personas – user accounts that espouse views certain interested parties want espoused. We flood forums, online comment sections, social media. ... It's amazing what a few people and a little money can accomplish online. Our puppets have turned whole elections. … Everything the public sees is managed. If there's a valuable brand to protect – whether it's a person or a dish soap – these fuckers are out there protecting it, shaping the narrative. I mean… who the hell follows dish soap on Twitter? How does anyone believe that shit's real? (p. 292-294)"
Author: Daniel Suarez
11. "I have no idea why people want to watch puppets be the slightly meaner version of the weirdo holding them. It's beyond my comprehension."
Author: Daniel Tosh
12. "They belonged to that vast group of human automata who go through life without neglecting to perform a single one of the gestures executed by the surrounding puppets."
Author: Edith Wharton
13. "Religion is for followers... Followers and puppets."
Author: Ellen Hopkins
14. "Your-no-our free will gives us choices and because we're not perfect, it's not always clear which choice is the right one...So yes, we can be wrong. Yes the world's a messy place. But a world in which we always knew what was right and had no choice but to do it, that would be a world of puppets."
Author: Emil Ostrovski
15. "Russian Parliament today is a bunch of puppets that just fall in with the instructions from Kremlin."
Author: Garry Kasparov
16. "We are only puppets, our strings are being pulled by unknown forces."
Author: Georg Buchner
17. "We are puppets dancing on the strings of those who came before us, and one day our own children will take up our strings and dance on in our steads."
Author: George R.R. Martin
18. "It all goes back and back," Tyrion thought, "to our mothers and fathers and theirs before them. We are puppets dancing on the strings of those who came before us, and one day our own children will take up our strings and dance in our steads."
Author: George R.R. Martin
19. "While it was well within their powers to toy around with mortals like hapless puppets, deeper human workings remained elusive to them. The heart, the soul, the very foundation of man's nature—those were mysteries to the gods, for all their manipulations."
Author: Hayden Thorne
20. "Contrary to the media circus which portrayed politicians as all-powerful figures, Kentbridge knew from experience the vast majority of US Government officials – elected or otherwise – were puppets who only had the illusion of power."
Author: James Morcan
21. "When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show. I never played with puppets or had any interest in them."
Author: Jim Henson
22. "Well, Detroit Institute is kind of a key - probably the largest permanent collection of puppets in the US."
Author: Jim Henson
23. "In a way, Darius brings the vampire back to a more classical interpretation. A modern day Dracula who is charming, sensual, and completely monstrous. There is no pretense of humanity with him. He considers himself a member of a species that is the true apex predator of the world, feeding on humans and using them as puppets for their own bizarre games. He's not struggling with any inner angst. Most humans are either food, entertainment, or useful tools to him. Sometimes all three. He finds the modern popular interpretation of vampires both amusing and useful for his own agenda."
Author: Julie Ann Dawson
24. "I secretly wanted to act. I also wanted be a toy designer and make puppets."
Author: Kate Micucci
25. "We did just leave an insane asylum," Hi agreed. "For all we know, Chance spend his nights dancing naked with sock puppets, plotting to invade Canada."
Author: Kathy Reichs
26. "Flidais nods in approval. "Respect for life. Good."I want to ask where her respect for life is, why she thinks it is all right to treat animals like puppets and force me to kill one of them in some sort of sick game."
Author: Kevin Hearne
27. "Buster was not used to this experience, physical desire that was actually fulfilled. In his entire life, he had kissed five women. One of them had been his sister. This was, Buster understood, a terrible percentage. He could count on one hand the number of times he'd had sex and still have enough fingers left over to make complicated shadow puppets."
Author: Kevin Wilson
28. "Rich Little Poor Girl: Alexandra Aldrich grew up being told that she lived in a "child's paradise": a largely deserted, 43-room, 200-year-old house on 420 acres in the Hudson River Valley, complete with woods, animals, interesting outbuildings and bohemian tenants who made giant puppets and staged elaborate pageants. The story it tells is so extraordinary, and Aldrich's tone is so baldly honest, that the reader's attention will not flag."
Author: Laura Miller For Salon
29. "Like they were puppets, and the puppeteer had sneezed."
Author: Lee Child
30. "Puppets go to sleep the moment they break free from their strings."
Author: Les Coleman
31. "We get paid to hang out in this beautiful court! Four puppets on a string, just like those two up there (pointing to the two hanging puppets), waiting for someone to jerk them into life and make them talk."
Author: Luigi Pirandello
32. "The cold war was over, but all the little games persisted. It was a good thing those puppets in the Middle East had been too busy grubbing around in their deserts to play any serious role in international espionage ... She took a calming moment to visualize the entire Arab world as a giant parking lot. Lovely."
Author: Magnus Flyte
33. "Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh."
Author: Marcus Aurelius
34. "The sad thing is, when it comes to diet, is that even when well-intentioned Feds try to do right by us, they fail. Either they're outvoted by puppets of agribusiness, or they are puppets of agribusiness."
Author: Mark Bittman
35. "That is a considerable amount of puppets. But ... [Proceeds to summon one hundred puppets of his own] With this, I took down a whole country"
Author: Masashi Kishimoto
36. "The people in the city seem paper thin in the mist. They believe they are dancing to the music of their lives... But I think, like the puppets, each of us is pulled upon invisible strings, until the night comes and we are put away. I shiver, and hurry from the square, as the darkness of the city closes over me like canal water or the grave."
Author: Neil Gaiman
37. "The way I talk to the puppets is real, and it's in the moment, and it's seeing what will happen. It's not something that is scripted."
Author: Nina Conti
38. "I could never be on stage on my own. But puppets can say things that humans can't say."
Author: Nina Conti
39. "We degenerate into hideous puppets, haunted by the memory of the passions of which we were too much afraid, and the exquisite temptations that we had not the courage to yield to. Youth! Youth! There is absolutely nothing in the world but youth!"
Author: Oscar Wilde
40. "But we never get back our youth… The pulse of joy that beats in us at twenty becomes sluggish. Our limbs fail, our senses rot. We degenerate into hideous puppets, haunted by the memory of the passions of which we were too much afraid, and the exquisite temptations that we had not the courage to yield to."
Author: Oscar Wilde
41. "We see the puppets dancing on their miniature stage, moving up and down as the strings pull them around, following the prescribed course of their various little parts. We learn to understand the logic of this theater and we find ourselves in its motions. We locate ourselves in society and thus recognize our own position as we hang from its subtle strings. For a moment we see ourselves as puppets indeed. But then we grasp a decisive difference between the puppet theater and our own drama. Unlike the puppets, we have the possibility of stopping in our movements, looking up and perceiving the machinery by which we have been moved. In this act lies the first step toward freedom. And in this same act we find the conclusive justification of sociology as a humanistic discipline"
Author: Peter Berger
42. "We will go Awful and die together. But we will do it as free Betas. Not as puppets of the humans."
Author: Rachel Cohn
43. "He's the boy who smokes Marlboro cigarettes and I'm the girl who makes theater puppets. Dreams and ashes—two things in the universe that should never meet because they are opposites, right?"
Author: Rae Hachton
44. "It may be that we are puppets-puppets controlled by the strings of society. But at least we are puppets with perception, with awareness. And perhaps our awareness is the first step to our liberation. (1974) "
Author: Stanley Milgram
45. "Flute Notes from a Reedy Pond"Now coldness comes sifting down, layer after layer, To our bower at the lily root. Overhead the old umbrellas of summer Wither like pithless hands. There is little shelter. Hourly the eye of the sky enlarges its blank Dominion. The stars are no nearer. Already frog-mouth and fish-mouth drink The liquor of indolence, and all thing sink Into a soft caul of forgetfulness. The fugitive colors die. Caddis worms drowse in their silk cases, The lamp-headed nymphs are nodding to sleep like statues. Puppets, loosed from the strings of the puppetmaster Wear masks of horn to bed. This is not death, it is something safer. The wingy myths won't tug at us anymore: The molts are tongueless that sang from above the water Of golgotha at the tip of a reed, And how a god flimsy as a baby's finger Shall unhusk himself and steer into the air."
Author: Sylvia Plath
46. "What I remember most about working on 'Sesame Street' is having fun in the green room with the other kids while waiting for my time to go on camera to work with the puppets."
Author: Tyler James Williams
47. "What are we (I ask) but puppets in a show-box? Oh, omnipotent Destiny, pull our strings gently! Dance us mercifully off our moserable little stage!"
Author: Wilkie Collins
48. "Some hypocrites and seeming mortified men, that held down their heads, were like the little images that they place in the very bowing of the vaults of churches, that look as if they held up the church, but are but puppets."
Author: William Laud
49. "Ah! Vanitas Vanitatum! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?-Come, children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out."
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
50. "There we go," he said cheerfully, after he'd started up a fire. The two puppets, still huddled in his pockets, seemed to wake up when they felt the heat of the flames, and they scampered out of sight, squealing for dear life. Oliver laughed heartily. "I'm not going to set you on fire. Come back here."
Author: Zeinab Alayan

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