Object Quotes

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Chuck Palahniuk
“Rant would tell people: 'You're a different human being to everybody you meet.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Rant

James Joyce
“The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question.”
James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

André Breton
“Nothing that surrounds us is object, all is subject.”
André Breton

Kamand Kojouri
“They want us to be afraid.
They want us to be afraid of leaving our homes.
They want us to barricade our doors
and hide our children.
Their aim is to make us fear life itself!
They want us to hate.
They want us to hate 'the other'.
They want us to practice aggression
and perfect antagonism.
Their aim is to divide us all!
They want us to be inhuman.
They want us to throw out our kindness.
They want us to bury our love
and burn our hope.
Their aim is to take all our light!
They think their bricked walls
will separate us.
They think their damned bombs
will defeat us.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that my soul and your soul are old friends.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that when they cut you I bleed.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that we will never be afraid,
we will never hate
and we will never be silent
for life is ours!”
Kamand Kojouri

George Washington
“To enlarge the sphere of social happiness is worthy of the benevolent design of a Masonic institution; and it is most fervently to be wished, that the conduct of every member of the fraternity, as well as those publications, that discover the principles which actuate them, may tend to convince mankind that the grand object of Masonry is to promote the happiness of the human race.

[Letter to the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, January 1793]”
George Washington, Writings

Amy Tan
“All objects exist in a moment of time.”
Amy Tan, The Bonesetter's Daughter

Kamand Kojouri
“Whenever you are angry, take a beautiful object in your house and smash it to pieces. The pity you feel for what you have done is silly compared to what you are doing to your mind: taking a sacred moment to be alive and desecrating it by being angry.”
Kamand Kojouri

Kamand Kojouri
“If you wait until you find something to speak up for, something that you’re passionate about that concerns you and attacks your own beliefs, then eventually, when the day finally arrives, you might also find that you have forgotten how to speak.”
Kamand Kojouri

Toba Beta
“The quality of beauty lies on
how beholder values an object.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Simone Weil
“To love purely is to consent to distance, it is to adore the distance between ourselves and that which we love.”
Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace

Maurice Merleau-Ponty
“The world is inseparable from the subject, but from a subject which is nothing but a project of the world, and the subject is inseparable from the world, but from a world which the subject itself projects.”
Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The pleasure or the benefit that the object of our deed derives from it is every now and then greater or even more important than the one we derive from the deed.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

Gregory Bateson
“We commonly speak as though a single 'thing' could 'have' some characteristic. A stone, we say, is 'hard,' 'small,' 'heavy,' 'yellow,' 'dense,' etc.

That is how our language is made: 'The stone is hard.' And so on. And that way of talking is good enough for the marketplace: 'That is a new brand.' 'The potatoes are rotten.' 'The container is damaged.' ... And so on.

But this way of talking is not good enough in science or epistemology. To think straight, it is advisable to expect all qualities and attributes, adjectives, and so on to refer to at least -two- sets of interactions in time. ...

Language continually asserts by the syntax of subject and predicate that 'things' somehow 'have' qualities and attributes. A more precise way of talking would insist that the 'things' are produced, are seen as separate from other 'things,' and are made 'real' by their internal relations and by their behaviour in relationship with other things and with the speaker.

It is necessary to be quite clear about the universal truth that whatever 'things' may be in their pleromatic and thingish world, they can only enter the world of communication and meaning by their names, their qualities and their attributes (i.e., by reports of their internal and external relations and interactions).”
Gregory Bateson, Mind and Nature

Kamand Kojouri
“You only feel powerless because your fear has given your power to the object of your fear. Once you realise this, you can claim it back.”
Kamand Kojouri

Erich Fromm
“The assumption that the problem of love is the problem of an object , not the problem of a faculty . People think that to love is simple, but that to find the right object to love - or to be loved by- is difficult.”
Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving

G.H. Hardy
“The mathematician is in much more direct contact with reality. This may seem a paradox, since it is the physicist who deals with the subject-matter usually described as 'real' ... A chair may be a collection of whirling electrons, or an idea in the mind of God : each of these accounts of it may have its merits, but neither conforms at all closely to the suggestions of common sense. ... neither physicists nor philosophers have ever given any convincing account of what 'physical reality' is, or of how the physicist passes, from the confused mass of fact or sensation with which he starts, to the construction of the objects which he calls 'real'.

A mathematician, on the other hand, is working with his own mathematical reality. ... mathematical objects are so much more what they seem. ... 317 is a prime, not because we think so, or because our minds are shaped in one way rather than another, but because it is so, because mathematical reality is built that way.”
G.H. Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology

Marge Piercy
“Whenever the balance of power was unequal, there was a driver and a driven. Power was the lethal vice, the turn-on with evil built into it, because it required a victim to manifest itself. Power implied subject and object. They needed some way to recognize (for everyone to recognize) that everybody was a subject.”
Marge Piercy, Dance the Eagle to Sleep

Christina Engela
“Those who object to human rights protection laws typically do so because they want to be above those laws.”
Christina Engela, For Love of Leelah

Roshan Sharma
“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

Gilles Deleuze
“A book has neither object nor subject; it is made of variously formed matters, and very different dates and speeds.”
Gilles Deleuze, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

“If you don’t know how to use an object properly, it is possible that you will use it for something other than the purpose it was intended for”
Sunday Adelaja

“Destination is a primordial intention born in the mind of the creator that promoted him to create a certain object of inanimate nature, animate nature and the highest creature, a human being”
Sunday Adelaja

“A moment in time is the strangest and most powerful object in the known universe.”
Khalid Masood

“I am giving soul and functionality to art by implementing her in to daily objects by through out design”
Baris Gencel

William Barrett
“Modern philosophy from Descartes onward has asked itself the question: How can the subject really know the object?”
William Barrett

David R. Loy
“Our problem today is that we no longer believe in things but in symbols, hence our life has passed over into these symbols and their manipulation— only to find ourselves manipulated by the symbols we take so seriously, objectified in our objectifications.”
David R. Loy, Lack and Transcendence: The Problem of Death and Life in Psychotherapy, Existentialism, and Buddhism

“We are all bullies in our own way, it is only the object and means that differ.”
Paul Bamikole

Maurice Merleau-Ponty
“We have the experience of a world, not in the sense of a system of relations that fully determines each event, but in the sense of an open totality whose synthesis can never be completed. We have the experience of an I, not in the sense of an absolute subjectivity, but rather one that is indivisibly unmade and remade over the course of time. The unity of the subject or of the object is not a real unity, but a presumptive unity within the horizon of experience; we must discover, beneath the idea of the subject and the idea of the object, the fact of my subjectivity and the object in the nascent state, the primordial layer where ideas and things are born.”
Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception

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