Quotation Explorer - 'Object'

But all art is sensual and poetry particularly so. It is directly, that is, of the senses, and since the senses do not exist without an object for their employment all art is necessarily objective. It doesn't declaim or explain, it presents. - William Carlos Williams
The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable. - Robert Henri
Once again I had the desolating sense of having all along ignored what was finest in him. Perhaps it was just the incongruity of seeing him aloft and stricken, since he was by nature someone who carried others. I didn't think he knew how to act or even how to feel as the object of help. - John Knowles
The heart of [J.G.] Ballard's vision [is] the object at odds with its function and abandoned by its time. - Tacita Dean
You must match your energy, your vibration, with that of the universe, bringing it to a higher frequency where it synchronizes with the object, person, or situation you require. - Stephen Richards
My love is of a birth as rareAs 'tis, for object, strange and high;It was begotten by DespairUpon Impossibility. - Andrew Marvell
The real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object. - Milan Kundera
All governmental intervention has as its object a forcible altering of what people would do were they unrestrained.
Such is the inconsistency of real love, that it is always awake to suspicion, however unreasonable; always requiring new assurances from the object of its interest. - Ann Radcliffe
The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. - G.K. Chesterton
Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. - George Orwell
A goal is not just an object on a pitch; it is also a milestone on your journey of excellence. - Onyi Anyado
The object of poetic activity is essentially language: whatever his beliefs & convictions, the poet is more concerned with words than what these words designate. - Octavio Paz
The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
When the Higher Man does something worthy of admiration, it is an evidence of his Mastership, not the object of it. - Idries Shah
Money should never be an object of love for people. - Sunday Adelaja
Nothing that surrounds us is object, all is subject. - André Breton
..the senses do not give us a picture of the world directly; rather they provide evidence for checking hypotheses about what lies before us. Indeed we may say that a perceived object is a hypothesis, suggested and tested by sensory data. - Richard Langton Gregory
Never fight an inanimate object. - P. J. O'Rourke
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man. - Lord William Beveridge
It has never been my object to record my dreams, just to realize them. - Man Ray
You can feel like he wants to own you,-not like an object but like a good dream he wants to keep having. - Melissa Bank
The important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself. - Gore Vidal
The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real. - Lucian Freud
I believe I shall,in some shape or other,always exist; and, with all the inconveniences human life is liable to, I shall not object to a new edition of mine, hoping, however, that the errata of the last may be corrected. - Benjamin Franklin
Flame itself is something that produces light via a chemical reaction, its not an opaque object unless its a very sooty flame.May i not have sooth in me Lord. MAY I BE A LIGHT WHEREVER I BE - Mary Tornyenyor
Never fall in love with someone who will not adore you, respect you, put you first, threat you like a queen… If you do, you may end up becoming nothing but an object. - Abdulazeez Henry Musa
For a control freak, love and the desire to control others are synonymous. Once they lose control over the object of their desire, hostility takes over in full force. - Natalya Vorobyova
We do not want to deny existence. Yet we also do not want to limit existence. Thus, we observe and honor without forming opinion, labeling, or adding a story to the object of our observation. - Alaric Hutchinson
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
I have always recognized that the object of business is to make money in an honorable manner. I have endeavored to remember that the object of life is to do good.
The person performing the experiment becomes the object of the experiment himself; this is known as the illusion! - Dada Bhagwan
It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them. - Man Ray
When you perceive through your senses, the object may be, of the outside world, but you see the object, inside of you, in your awareness field. - Roshan Sharma
Whenever we think, we construct a world that is centred upon the object of our thinking; whenever we act, we reconstruct a world that is centred upon ourselves. - Raheel Farooq
In scientific discovery, it’s not the subject or object reveals the information to the scientist, but the awareness field of his own mind, reveals the details, at the time of deep focus on the subject or object. - Roshan Sharma
Whenever a person is the object of your activity, remember that you may not treat that person as only the means to an end, as in instrument, but must allow for the fact that he or she, too, has or at least should have, distinct personal ends. - Pope John Paul II
I'm interested in the moment when two objects collide and generate a third. The third object is where the interesting work is. - Bruce Mau
My-ness (mamta) is indeed parigrah [attachment to material objects]; material object is not a parigrah. Gnani doesn’t have My-ness (mamata), He has the eternal element (experience of Pure Soul). - Dada Bhagwan
Great compassion is the root of altruistic action, the object of amazement to the world;there is no greater source of help and happiness. - Dalai Lama XIV
To say that a stationary object isn't moving is incorrect, it is moving in time. - R.A.Delmonico
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Scratch most feminists and underneath there is a woman who longs to be a sex object, the difference is that is not all she longs to be. - Betty Rollin
The eye which turns from a white object in the light of the sun and goes into a less fully lighted place will see everything as dark. - Leonardo da Vinci
When it comes to human success, I'm pretty sure the object doesn't need a net external force to move it. - Majid Kazmi
But yield who will to their separation, My object in living is to uniteMy avocation and my vocationAs my two eyes make one in sight. - Robert Frost
ACQUAINTANCE, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. A degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous. - Ambrose Bierce
The imagination is a healthy thing, and a great many scientific discoveries could not have been made without it, but it need to be harnessed to some serious object if it is to come to anything. - Diane Setterfield
The pain of being treated like a mere object. And a sense that this pain would turn into pleasure. - Natsuo Kirino
Distress at losing an object can be as much a frustration at the intellectual mystery of the disappearance as about the loss itself. - Alain de Botton
Only if God IS ultimate reality, can he be our unconditional concern; only then can he be the object of surrender, obedience, and assent. Faith in anything which has only preliminary reality is idolatrous. - Paul Tillich
The great object of life is sensation- to feel that we exist, even though in pain. - George Gordon Byron
To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports; when we succeed; it betrays us.
The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. - George Orwell
Even as one heat another heat expels, or as one nail by strength drives out another, so the remembrance of my former love is by a newer object quite forgotten. - William Shakespeare
In order to fight off fear we must become it. When we become one with fear we become one with opposite of fear, peace. They are two halves to the same object. - Matthew Donnelly
Dream and dare the world to object - TemitOpe Ibrahim
Light is invisible until it strikes an object. So is your love until you share it. - Dr. Asoka Jinadasa
Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults, a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin - Henri Frédéric Amiel
Violent passions are formed in solitude. In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression. - Henry Home
I would cling to unhappiness because it was a known, familiar state. When I was happier, it was because I knew I was on my way back to misery. I've never been convinced that happiness is the object of the game. I'm wary of happiness. - Hugh Laurie
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher. - Elbert Hubbard
"Know thyself," said the old philosopher, "improve thyself," saith the new. Our great object in time is not to waste our passions and gifts on the things external that we must leave behind, but that we cultivate within us all that we can carry into the eternal progress beyond. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Every object holds a story. - A.D. Posey
It is an illuminating sign of beauty's generation by desire, that when the object of desire is securely won, the sense of its beauty languishes; few men are philosopher enough to desire what they have, and fewer still can find beauty in what no longer stirs desire. - Will Durant
As long as human labor power, and, consequently, life itself, remain articles of sale and purchase, of exploitation and robbery, the principle of the sacredness of human life remains a shameful lie, uttered with the object of keeping the oppressed slaves in their chains. - Leon Trotsky
Life is very nice, but it has no shape. The object of art is actually to give it some ..." Jean Anouilh, The Rehearsal - Kate Taylor
Only those who look with the eyes of children can lose themselves in the object of their wonder. - Eberhard Arnold
Education has for its object the formation of character. - Herbert Spencer
This sheaf of paper with gaudy cover glued to the spine is not the book. The book is not an object on the table, it is an event in the readers mind.... The book, therefore is only finished when someone reads it. - Lois McMaster Bujold
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. - Mahatma Gandhi
The object of art is to give life a light through which you can imagine and see the world. - Debasish Mridha
Woman, especially her sexuality, provides the object of endless commentary , description, supposition. But the result of all the telling only deepens the enigma and makes woman's erotic force something that male storytelling can never quite explain or contain. - Peter Brooks
There is one piece of advice, in a life of study, which I think no one will object to; and that is, every now and then to be completely idle - to do nothing at all. - Sydney Smith
There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it
A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country? - George Washington
for to have a deep attachment for a person (or a place or thing) is to have taken them as the terminating object of our instinctual responses."Separation anxiety. International Journal of Psycho-Analysts, XLI, 1-25 (1959( - John Bowlby
Everyone has their first date and the object is to hide your flaws. And then you're in a relationship, and it's all about hiding your disappointment. And then, once you're married, it's about hiding your sins. - Joss Whedon
...my object is to show that the chief function of the child--his business in the world during the first six or seven years of his life--is to find out all he can, about whatever comes under his notice, by means of his five senses... - Charlotte M. Mason
A story is a really weird art object that should contain life but not be enslaved by the banality. - George Saunders
To name an object is to deprive a poem of three-fourths of its pleasure, which consists in a little-by-little guessing game; the ideal is to suggest. - Wallace Stevens
It always does seem to me that I am doing more work than I should do. It is not that I object to the work, mind you; I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me; the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart. - Jerome K. Jerome
Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself. - Joel Hawes
Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow. - Margaret Fuller
Kiss me. My lips are on fire.You, my friend, are the object of mysecret desire. - Lisa Canfield
Gay life is this object out there that’s waiting to be written about. A lot of people think we’ve exhausted all the themes of gay fiction, but we’ve just barely touched on them. - Edmund White
The object of art is to enhance the beauty, imaginations and joy of life. - Debasish Mridha
Admiral Spartan thinks that the object must be exposed and penetrated with all possible speed. - Lincoln Child
It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished conscience than to compass any object however great.
An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit. - Pliny the Younger
I tasted too what was called the sweet of revenge - but it was transient, it expired even with the object, that provoked it. - Ann Radcliffe
If an ant carries an object a hundred times its weight, you can carry burdens many times your size. - Matshona Dhliwayo
They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but to me a modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation. - Oliver Goldsmith
The funny thing is if in England, you ask a man in the street who the greatest living is, he will say Richard Dawkins. And indeed, Dawkins has done a marvelous job of popularizing Darwinism. But Dawkins' basic theory of the gene being the object of evolution is totally non-. Ernst W. Mayr - Darwinian
Instinct of love toward an object demands a mastery to obtain it, and if a person feels they can't control the object or feel threatened by it, they act negatively toward it. - Sigmund Freud
How readily our thoughts swarm upon a new object, lifting it a little way, as ants carry a blade of straw so feverishly, and then leave it. - Virginia Woolf
Judge, criticize, object before you decide to believe something; but once you believe, you're but an idiot if you need to be scrupulous any more. - Raheel Farooq
Use harms and even destroys beauty. The noblest function of an object is to be contemplated. - Miguel de Unamuno
Our imagination loves to be filled with an object or to grasp at anything that is too big for it's capacity. We are flung into a pleasing astonishment at such unbounded views and feel a delightful stillness and amazement in the soul at the apprehension of them. - Joseph Addison
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
The awareness that seeks to know is the very object of its own seeking. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
Man is to himself the most wonderful object in nature; for he cannot conceive what the body is, still less what the mind is, and least of all how a body should be united to a mind. This is the consummation of his difficulties, and yet it is his very being. - Blaise Pascal
One truth doesn't refute another. Truth doesn't lie in the object, but in how we see it. - Michael J. Sullivan
Strange star-like object over Oslo right before Obama arrives. A gift of a golden medal given by a group of wise men... Nah. - Craig Ferguson
It is not that I object to the work, mind you; I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart. - Jerome K. Jerome
When opponents of evolution object that human beings are not mere apes, they are correct. We are also part bee. - Jonathan Haidt
I recognise your body in liana; your expression in the eyes of a frightened gazelle; the beauty of your face in that of the moon, your tresses in the plumage of peacocks... alas! Timid friend- no one object compares to you. - Kālidāsa
Happiness is the object and design of our existence; and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it; and this path is virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness, and keeping all the commandments of God. - Joseph Smith Jr.
Every living object has to change every moment just to live. - Debasish Mridha
It is He who is revealed in every face, sought in every sign, gazed upon by every eye, worshipped in every object of worship, and pursued in the unseen and the visible. Not a single one of His creatures can fail to find Him in its primordial and original nature.al-Futûhât al-Makkiyya - Ibn Arabi
The expenses of government, having for their object the interests of all, should be borne by every one, and the more a man enjoys the advantages of society, the more he ought to hold himself honoured in contributing to these expenses. - Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot
The creative mind plays with the object it loves. - C.G. Jung
A moment in time is the strangest and most powerful object in the known universe. - Khalid Masood
My object all sublime I shall achieve in time... - W. S. Gilbert
The greatest wisdom is to make the enjoyment of the present the supreme object of life because that is the only reality; all else being the play of thought. But it might as well be our greatest folly because that which exists only a moment and vanishes as a dream can never be worth a serious effort. - Irvin D. Yalom
I should not really object to dying were it not followed by death. - Thomas Nagel
I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful. - John Constable
Neither praise nor blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to proscribe, and honestly to award - these are the true aims and duties of criticism.
A kiss is the only object you can throw at someone without being held criminally responsible. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The sadness inherent in any memory comes from the fact that its object is forgetting. - César Aira
Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person; it is an attitude, an ordination of character which determines the relatedness of the person to the whole world as a whole, not toward one object of love - Erich Fromm
The moon is considered a relatively easy object to land humans on, everything else is much harder by orders of magnitude. It is the reason why we have not been to Mars and will likely never go there successfully with humans. - Steven Magee
The number and richness of man’s signifiers always surpasses the set of defined objects that could be termed signifieds. The symbolic function must always precede its object and does not encounter reality except when it precedes it into the imaginary… - Maurice Merleau-Ponty
An ugly baby is a very nasty object - and the prettiest is frightful. - Victoria Magazine
The opinions of men are not the object of civil government, nor under its jurisdiction. - Thomas Jefferson
Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid. - G.K. Chesterton
Character is the main object of education. - Mary Wooley
Making decisions about whether to keep and how to organize objects requires categorization skills, confidence in one's ability to remember, and sustained attention. To maintain order, one also needs the ability to efficiently assess the value or utility of an object.
I am reminded of that irregular preacher at home who was accused of wandering from his subject. He replied that, whether he stuck to his subject or not, he thanked God that he stuck to his object, which was to bring men to Christ. I hope I shall never lose sight of that. - Geraldine Taylor
Love is like the senses of the body.Imagine you are blind, you can see an object using touch. You can feel around it and see it mentally.Now imagine you can't feel, but can see. You can't feel what you see.You may see love, but not feel love. When you feel love, you also so see it. - Blake McCormick
We who are like senseless children shrink from suffering, but love its causes. We hurt ourselves; our pain is self-inflicted! Why should others be the object of our anger? - Śāntideva
There is no unstoppable force but time, no impenetrable object except that which separates us from the past. - James Rozoff
We want people to represent us in politics—and in love and economics too. When people represent us fully, they are ourselves and are not ourselves. When an object is simultaneously the same as and different from the person concerned with it—or considering it—aesthetics is there. - Eli Siegel
The hand that gives is among the hand that takes. Money has no fatherland, financiers are without patriotism and without decency, their sole object is gain. - Napoléon Bonaparte
For [W. B.] Yeats magic was not so much a kind of poetry as poetry a kind of magic, and the object of both alike was evocation of energies and knowledge from beyond normal consciousness. - Kathleen Raine
The object of life is to love endlessly. - Debasish Mridha
Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
The stereotype is the Eternal Feminine. She is the Sexual Object sought by all men, and by all woman. She is of neither sex, for she has herself no sex at all. Her value is solely attested by the demand she excites in others. - Germaine Greer
I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God - I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least. - Walt Whitman
Peace with all nations, and the right which that gives us with respect to all nations, are our object. - Thomas Jefferson
When you approach something to photograph it, first be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence. Then don't leave until you have captured its essence. - Minor White
The care of human life and happiness, and their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of a good government. - Thomas Jefferson
He wasn't sure he liked everything that was happening, but a lot of it was "cultural," apparently, and you couldn't object to that, so he didn't. "Cultural" sort of solved problems by explaining that they weren't really there. - Terry Pratchett
Beauty is the reflection of a loving heart, not the quality of an object or subject. - Debasish Mridha
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail our pride supports us; when we succeed, it betrays us. - Charles Caleb Colton
It is not the strength of your faith but the object of your faith that actually saves you. - Timothy J. Keller
When I draw something, I try to build some kind of history into it. Drawing an object that has a certain amount of wear and tear or rust; or a tree that is damaged. I love trying to render not just the object, but what it has been through. - Alan Lee
The man who pursues moral ends with unmoral means is involved in acontradiction of motives, and nullifies the object at which he aims,since he denies it by his actions. - Fredrich Von Bernhardi
The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object. - Thomas Jefferson
Those only are happy who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness: on the happiness of others, on the improvement of mankind, even on some art or pursuit followed not as a means, but as itself an ideal end. Aiming at something else, they find happiness by the way. - John Stuart Mill
Liberty is the proper end and object of authority, and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good, just, and honest.
PROPERTY, n. Any material thing, having no particular value, that may be held by A against the cupidity of B. Whatever gratifies the passion for possession in one and disappoints it in all others. The object of man's brief rapacity and long indifference. - Ambrose Bierce
Any human act that gives rise to something new is referred to as a creative act, regardless of whether what is created is a physical object or some mental or emotional construct that lives within the person who created it and is known only to him. - Lev S. Vygotsky
Faith is not knowledge of an object but communion with it. - Nicolás Gómez Dávila
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