49 Art of Seduction Quotes That Will Change Your Life

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In the intricate tapestry of human history, few concepts have wielded as much influence as the art of seduction. From ancient civilizations to modern societies, the power of persuasion, allure, and charm has left an indelible mark on human affairs.

It is a force that can shape destinies, ignite passions, and enthrall hearts. In this blog, we embark on a journey to explore this fascinating realm and uncover the wisdom encapsulated in Robert Greene’s masterpiece, “The Art of Seduction.

At its core, “The Art of Seduction” is a compelling exploration of the dynamics of human interaction. Authored by Robert Greene, this literary gem delves into the intricacies of social dynamics, communication, and the artful dance of influence.

Drawing upon historical anecdotes, psychological insights, and timeless wisdom, Greene takes readers on a captivating voyage through the realms of charm, magnetism, and strategic persuasion.

In this blog, we set out to uncover the most profound and thought-provoking seduction quotes from the book, “The Art of Seduction.” My intent is to share with you the essence of Greene’s teachings—insights that have the potential to reshape your approach to personal relationships, communication, and self-awareness.

So, Let’s dive in.

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Seduction quotes from the book, The Art of Seduction

  1. Much more genius is needed to make love than to command armies.” – Ninon de l’Enclos

  2. It is much more effective to create love than lust. A person in love is emotional, pliable, and easily misled.

  3. Seducers do not improvise; they do not leave this process to chance. Like any good general, they plan and strategize, aiming at the target’s particular weaknesses.

  4. Seducers take pleasure in performing and are not weighed down by their identity, or by some need to be themselves, or to be natural. This freedom of theirs, this fluidity in body and spirit, is what makes them attractive.

  5. “The less your targets focus on what you say, and the more on how it makes them feel, the more seductive your effect. Give your words a lofty, spiritual, literary flavor the better to insinuate desire in your unwitting victims.”

  6. It remains an abiding female fantasy to meet a man who gives totally of himself, who lives for her, even if only for a while.

  7. If no resistances or obstacles face you, you must create them. No seduction can proceed without them.

  8. The Rake is an extreme personality. Impudent, sarcastic, and bitingly witty, he cares nothing for what anyone thinks. Paradoxically, this only makes him more seductive.

  9. Accept envy as a badge of honor. Don’t be naive, be aware. When attacked by a moralist persecutor, do not be taken in by their crusade; it is motivated by envy, pure and simple.

  10. The two emotions that almost every male felt in the presence of Lou Andreas-Salomé were confusion and excitement—the two prerequisite feelings for any successful seduction.

  11. If your visual style is totally unfamiliar, people will think you at best an obvious attention-getter, at worst crazy. Instead, create your own fashion sense by adapting and altering prevailing styles to make yourself an object of fascination.

  12. Having people imitate you, of course, is a sign of your powers of seduction.

  13. This kind of mental transvestism—the ability to enter the spirit of the opposite sex, adapt to their way of thinking, mirror their tastes and attitudes—can be a key element in seduction. It is a way of mesmerizing your victim.

  14. In a society where the roles everyone plays are obvious, the refusal to conform to any standard will excite interest. Be both masculine and feminine, impudent and charming, subtle and outrageous.

  15. The more you hide the sweat behind what you do, the more natural and seductive it will appear.

  16. Defensiveness is deadly in seduction; act defensive and you’ll bring out defensiveness in other people.

  17. “The role you were given in life is not the role you have to accept. You can always live out a role of your own creation, a role that fits your fantasy.

  18. The more absorbed you seem in your own joy-filled world, the more seductive you become. Do not go halfway: make the fantasy you inhabit as radical and exotic as possible, and you will attract attention like a Magnet.

  19. Often people’s resistance is a way of testing you, and if you show any awkwardness or hesitation, you not only will fail the test, but you will risk infecting them with your doubts.

  20. Most people miscalculate and surrender too soon, worried that the other person will lose interest, or that giving the other what he or she wants will grant the giver a kind of power. The truth is the opposite: once you satisfy someone, you no longer have the initiative, and you open yourself to the possibility that he or she will lose interest at the slightest whim.

  21. Vanity is critical in love. Make your targets afraid that you may be withdrawing, that you may not really be interested, and you arouse their innate insecurity, their fear that as you have gotten to know them they have become less exciting to you. These insecurities are devastating. Then, once you have made them uncertain of you and of themselves, reignite their hope, making them feel desired again.

  22. Seduction is a process of drawing people in, making them want to pursue and possess you. Seem distant and people will go mad to win your favor. Humans, like nature, hate a vacuum, and emotional distance and silence make them strain to fill up the empty space with words and heat of their own.

  23. The more obviously you pursue a person, the more likely you are to chase them away. Too much attention can be interesting for a while, but it soon grows cloying and finally becomes claustrophobic and frightening. It signals weakness and neediness, an unseductive combination.

  24. Low self-esteem repels, confidence and self-sufficiency attract. The less you seem to need other people, the more likely others will be drawn to you. Understand the importance of this in all relationships and you will find your neediness easier to suppress.

  25. Be a source of pleasure. No one wants to hear about your problems and troubles. Listen to your targets’ complaints, but more important, distract them from their problems by giving them pleasure.

  26. Showing that you share the values of your adopted group or country (you have learned their language, you prefer their customs, etc.) is immensely charming, since for you this preference is a choice, not a question of birth.

  27. “ You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.” – Albert Camus

  28. Charm, on the other hand, is a manipulative weapon that disguises its own manipulativeness, letting you gain a victory without stirring the desire for revenge.

  29. Time is the greatest weapon you have. Patiently keep in mind a longterm goal and neither person nor army can resist you. And charm is the best way of playing for time, of widening your options in any situation.

  30. The appearance of being mild and unassuming can eventually turn into charisma, as long as you seem completely comfortable with it.

  31. Exhibit remarkable confidence and people will think your confidence comes from real knowledge. You will create a self-fulfilling prophecy: people’s belief in you will translate into actions that help realize your visions. Any hint of success will make them see miracles, uncanny powers, the glow of Charisma.

  32. We are drawn to people who seem more comfortably human, who do not bother to disguise their contradictions.

  33. Your uninhibitedness will invite other people to open up, sparking a chain reaction: their excitement in turn will animate you still more. The fantasies you bring to the surface do not have to be sexual—any social taboo, anything repressed and yearning for an outlet, will suffice.

  34. Believe it or not, a plain-looking man or woman with a clear vision, a quality of singlemindedness, and practical skills can be devastatingly charismatic, provided it is matched with some success.

  35. Once people imagine you can save them from chaos, they will fall in love with you, like a person who melts in the arms of his or her rescuer.

  36. First and foremost there can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt

  37. An enlightened person has understood something that makes him or her content, and this contentment radiates outward. That is the appearance you want: you do not need anything or anyone, you are fulfilled. People are naturally drawn to those who emit happiness; maybe they can catch it from you.

  38. Keep your words vague, letting people imagine what they will. Remember: being aloof and distant only stimulates the effect. People will fight for the slightest sign of your interest. A guru is content and detached—a deadly Charismatic combination.

  39. An appeal to the emotions is far more powerful than an appeal to reason.

  40. You must learn to exploit the two great purveyors of emotion: drama and religion. Drama cuts out the useless and banal in life, focusing on moments of pity and terror; religion deals with matters of life and death.

  41. The only thing that cannot be faked is self-confidence, the key component to charisma since the days of Moses. Should the camera lights betray your insecurity, all the tricks in the world will not put your charisma back together again.

  42. “Charisma depends on success, and the best way to maintain success, after the initial charismatic rush, is to be practical and even cautious.”

  43. Unconsciously we are strangely drawn to things that have no meaning beyond their fascinating appearance.

  44. Never become obsessed with the obsessive quality of people’s interest in you.

  45. “Being unable to give by spending money usually means being unable to give in general. Stamp ungenerosity out. It is an impediment to power and a gross sin in seduction.”

  46. There is nothing more anti-seductive than feeling that someone has assumed that you are theirs, that you cannot possibly resist them. The slightest appearance of this kind of conceit is deadly to seduction; you must prove yourself, take your time, win your target’s heart.

  47. If you are naturally impetuous, do what you can to disguise it. Strangely enough, the effort you spend on holding yourself back may be read by your target as deeply seductive.

  48. Seduction requires an openness to the other person, a willingness to bend and adapt. Excessive pride, without anything to justify it, is highly anti-seductive.

  49. A seducer never seeks to persuade directly, never parades his or her morality, never lectures or imposes. Everything is subtle, psychological, and indirect.

Written by: Neil Jose

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