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We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves.
Money is the string with which a sardonic destiny directs the motions of its puppets.
W. Somerset Maugham
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.
In a world of democracies, in a world where the great projects that have set humanity on fire are the projects of the emancipation of individuals from entrenched social division and hierarchy; in such a world individuals must never be puppets or prisoners of the societies or cultures into which they have been born.
Children are so used to seeing puppets that when they see a real ventriloquist they don't understand it.
I was really young, just playing with puppets a lot and doing all the voices and acting it out - normal kid stuff. But then I'd hear my mother talking about it to her relatives, marveling at it as if it was something unique. And it made me realize, 'Oh, maybe I do have a talent for something.'
We are only puppets, our strings are being pulled by unknown forces.
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.
Russian Parliament today is a bunch of puppets that just fall in with the instructions from Kremlin.
When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show. I never played with puppets or had any interest in them.
My puppets are far more liberated than I am. Ventriloquism is a useful way of expressing myself.
The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot who wants to turn them into puppets.
That's the thing with animated films - I often feel that puppets get the better parts compared to us normal actresses.
Helena Bonham Carter
Well, Detroit Institute is kind of a key - probably the largest permanent collection of puppets in the US.
Puppets seem like vampires sometimes. They live, and you're depleted.
Once again, the puppets on Capitol Hill are about to slam the Muppets on Main Street. The country still hasn't recovered from the Wall Street-induced financial cataclysm of 2008, yet Congress is preparing to enact the Orwellian 'JOBS Act' - a bill that should in fact be called the 'Return Fraud to Wall Street in One Easy Step Act.'
When it comes to war, we focus more on the mainstream coverage of the event, rather than the event itself. People dying is never funny. Protest puppets are always funny.
I've never had anyone put on a puppet show to convince me of anything. And I've done a lot of stuff. I don't know that I would put the puppets on when I was pitching a show. This was the head of the studio putting a puppet show on. And I'll tell you, he wasn't bad.
As long as Muslims were confident they could not be defeated, but now we are just puppets.
Abu Bakar Bashir
Funny enough, there have been puppets in everything I've written because I have a huge love of puppets. There's a big puppet musical at the end of 'Sarah Marshall.' I wrote 'The Muppets.'
I think I've got it pretty easy compared with somebody who works at a desk nine to five. I'm just working for an hour in the evening. I get a bit breathless, as I have to talk non-stop because of the puppets.
I probably shouldn't say this about all animals, but at least the farm animals that I've hung out with, and even when I go to the zoo usually, they're like a blank slate. I guess that's why I like them. They're puppets, and you can imagine them being anything you want.
I remember clearly watching a 'Sooty Show' at a theatre and telling my mum I wanted to be up with the puppets, not in the audience.
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.
I hate puppets so much.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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