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"Pacifism is objectively pro-Fascist" - George Orwell

"When you can't see yourself objectively, you won't see anyone else objectively, either." - Harriet Lerner

"Decisions should be based on facts, objectively considered." - Marvin Bower

"It is impossible to experience one's own death objectively and still carry a tune." - Woody Allen

"Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of the wolf." - Aldo Leopold

"Poetry, from describing external events objectively, is becoming subjectified into a poetry of personal conscious expression." - Julian Jaynes

"We are all creatures of our ancestry! There is no right and wrong, objectively." - Piers Anthony

"I am not an adolescent, nor a romantic. I analyze objectively." - Dilma Rousseff

"It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune." - Woody Allen

"You know, looking at it objectively, I've written one or two good books." - Doris Lessing

"There are scores you have to write objectively without getting involved." - Alex North

"Life's pretty funny when you're objectively on the outside looking at it." - Philip Seymour Hoffman

"Deal honestly and objectively with yourself; intellectual honesty and personal courage are the hallmarks of great character." - Brian Tracy

"Shows itself in the notion that what may be objectively true may in the mouth of certain people become false." - Soren Kierkegaard

"I don't think the world objectively exists the way we think it exists. There's a constant sort of storytelling process." - Charlie Kaufman

"Evaluate wins and losses objectively, focusing more on effort and execution than on the outcome of the game" - Morgan Wootten

"One thing that America is objectively exceptional at is overreacting whenever anyone accuses them of not being exceptional." - John Oliver

"We must look at alternatives objectively, and not try to fit the future into our present social mould." - Jacque Fresco

"We are so bemused by our own petard, that we are unable to look at things objectively." - Julia Child

"I don't think objectively we are in a tech bubble when tech stocks are at a 30 year low." - Marc Andreessen

"Decisions should be based on facts, objectively considered what I call the fact-founded, thought-through approach to decision making." - Marvin Bower

"The assertion that men are objectively equal is so absurd that it does not even merit being refuted." - Vilfredo Pareto

"He's psychologically damaged, I suppose, if you stand back and look objectively at him, but then, who isn't?" - Paul Darrow

"I don't think objectively we are in a tech bubble when tech stocks are at a 30 year low." - Marc Andreessen

"In some instances, the accuracy of past-life memories can be objectively verified, sometimes with remarkable detail." - Stanislav Grof

"You externalise extreme emotions, and you look at them objectively and understand them from a different standpoint." - Daryl Hall

"I think I have a tendency to look at things subjectively rather than objectively when I reflect on my experience." - Ricky Williams

"That which does not correspond to the truth or to the moral norm possesses, objectively, no right either to existence or to propagation or to action." - Pope Pius XII

"The assumption that individuals act objectively in accordance with purely mathematical dictates to maximize their gain or utility cannot be sustained by empirical observation." - Richard Arnold Epstein

"Why should physical processing give rise to a rich inner life at all? It seems objectively unreasonable that it should, and yet it does." - David Chalmers

"It is very important to learn to weigh up objectively (or assess intuitively) the totality of the competitive and psychological factors." - Mark Dvoretsky

"What is possible and what is not possible is not objectively known but is, rather, a subjective belief on the part of the author and of the reader." - Philip K Dick

"The problem with the Australian practice of abortion is that an objectively grave matter has been reduced to a question of the mother's convenience." - Tony Abbott

"One rarely falls in love without being as much attracted to what is interestingly wrong with someone as what is objectively healthy." - Alain De Botton

"More than anything else, what differentiates people who live up to their potential from those who don't is a willingness to look at themselves and others objectively" - Ray Dalio

"The most difficult mental process of all is to consider objectively any concept which, if accepted as fact, will toss into discard a lifetime of training and experience." - Robert Monroe

"Now I'm growing and I can see my faults. I can look at myself objectively and say I can't blame anyone else; it was my own damn fault." - Christopher Atkins

"The nuclear family must be destroyed... Whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process." - Linda Gordon

"Chess teaches you to control the initial excitement you feel when you see something that looks good and it trains you to think objectively when you're in trouble" - Stanley Kubrick

"The man who has a library of his own collection is able to contemplate himself objectively, and is justified in believing in his own existence." - Augustine Birrell

"Personal mastery is the discipline of continually clarifying and deepening our personal vision, of focusing our energies, of developing patience, and of seeing reality objectively." - Peter Senge

"The problem with the Australian practice of abortion is that an objectively grave matter has been reduced to a question of the mother's convenience." - Tony Abbott

"The problem with the Australian practice of abortion is that an objectively grave matter has been reduced to a question of the mother's convenience." - Tony Abbott

"As long as experiencing your optimal level of good stress doesn't damage others, it's hard to objectively define where normal enjoyment of stimulation becomes adrenaline junkiehood." - Robert M. Sapolsky

"Being a man of taste and sophistication, the 80s were objectively, quantifiably, empirically, diagram-it-on-a-blackboard the worst decade in the history of recorded music." - Steve Erickson

"A military mindset is objectively analyzing a planned course of action and anticipating the likely consequences before you take that action." - Tulsi Gabbard

"You can't really come into a concept record objectively, because you immediately associate it with Yes, stuff from the 1970s that punk rock kicked against, the pretentiousness." - Colin Meloy

"Mormonism, it seems to me, is-objectively-just a little more idiotic than Christianity is. It has to be: because it is Christianity plus some very stupid ideas." - Sam Harris

"The round-up is an aggressive tradition. I'm trying to objectively be a steward of the tradition and what it means in its choreography." - Sufjan Stevens

"Presumably man's spirit should be elevated if he can better review his shady past and analyze more completely and objectively his present problems." - Vannevar Bush

"Good spectator sports share certain fundamentals. Their competitors battle head-to-head. Their winners are determined objectively: fastest runner, most points. They are refereed, not judged." - Alex Berenson

"During a negotiation, it would be wise not to take anything personally. If you leave personalities out of it, you will be able to see opportunities more objectively." - Brian Koslow

"Overcoming the myth that there is such a thing as an objectively defined 'free market' is the first step towards understanding capitalism." - Hajoon Chang

"If only simplicity were not the most difficult of all things. It consists of watching objectively the development of any fragment of fantasy." - Carl Jung

"I don't look at my work in a critical or analytical way; I just don't think of myself objectively. It doesn't interest me." - Tom Stoppard

"The problem with the Australian practice of abortion is that an objectively grave matter has been reduced to a question of the mother's convenience." - Tony Abbott

"A categorical imperative would be one which represented an action as objectively necessary in itself, without reference to any other purpose." - Immanuel Kant

"If I am capable of grasping God objectively, I do not believe, but precisely because I cannot do this I must believe." - Soren Kierkegaard

"One of the toughest situations to be in is when you are objectively good at something, but realize that it's making you unhappy and unbalanced." - Alexandra Levit

"You can't learn to act unless you're criticized. If you tie that criticism to your childhood insecurities you'll have a terrible time. Instead, you must take criticism objectively, pertaining it only to the work being done." - Sanford Meisner

"The world is a construct of our sensations, perceptions, memories. It is convenient to regard it as existing objectively on its own. But it certainly does not become manifest by its mere existence." - Erwin Schrodinger

"Artistic judgments are silly if expressed as dogmas, at least until we get an "artometer" which can measure objectively how many micro-michelangelos or kilo-homers of genius a given artifact has in it." - Robert Anton Wilson

"I started being me about the songs, not writing objectively, but subjectively. I think it was Dylan who helped me realize that - not by any discussion or anything, but by hearing his work." - John Lennon

"Magic is the envelopment and coercion of the objective world by the ego; it is a dynamic subjectivism. Religion is the coercion ofthe ego by gods and spirits who are objectively conceived beings in control of nature and man." - Richard Chase

"Measured objectively, what a man can wrest from Truth by passionate striving is utterly infinitesimal. But the striving frees us from the bonds of the self and makes us comrades of those who are the best and the greatest." - Albert Einstein

"The frequencies of the notes in a scale-do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do-sound to us like they're rising in equal steps. But objectively their vibrational frequencies are rising by equal multiples. We perceive pitch logarithmically." - Steven Strogatz

"The play-it-safe pessimists of the world never accomplish much of anything, because they don't look clearly and objectively at situations, they don't recognize or believe in their own abilities to overcome even the smallest amount of risk." - Benjamin Hoff

"We must, therefore, coolly and objectively adopt the standpoint that it can certainly not be the intention of Heaven to give one people fifty times as much land and soil in this world as another." - Adolf Hitler

"Humans are, as Sartre put it, 'condemned to be free'. To insist that science, or God, objectively defines moral values is to abandon our responsibility as human beings to make such judgments." - Kenan Malik

"Buddhism is a hundred times as realistic as Christianity it is part of its living heritage that it is able to face problems objectively and coolly; it is the product of long centuries of philosophical speculation." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I don't believe in inspiration that arrives like a bolt from the blue ... It seems to me that the more motivated I am by what I film, the more objectively I film." - Agnes Varda

"The outer world in all its variety and our inner world of thoughts and emotions are not as they seem. All phenomena appear to exist objectively, but their true mode of existence is like a dream: apparent yet insubstantial." - Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

"You must feel an affinity for what you are photographing. You must be part of it, and yet remain sufficiently detached to see it objectively. Like watching from the audience a play you already know by heart." - George Rodger

"Having convictions can be defined as being so thoroughly convinced that Christ and His Word are both objectively true and relationally meaningful that you act on your beliefs regardless of the consequences." - Josh Mcdowell

"It is not what things are objectively and in themselves, but what they are for us, in our way of looking at them, that makes us happy or the reverse." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"You have to look at yourself objectively. Analyze yourself like an instrument. You have to be absolutely frank with yourself. Face your handicaps, don't try to hide them. Instead, develop something else." - Audrey Hepburn

"Making art has first of all to do with honesty. My first lesson was to see objectively, to erase all meaning of the thing seen. Then only could the real meaning of it be understood and felt." - Ellsworth Kelly

"The frequencies of the notes in a scale-do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do-sound to us like they"re rising in equal steps. But objectively their vibrational frequencies are rising by equal multiples. We perceive pitch logarithmically." - Steven Strogatz

"Because the problems are objective features of the human situation - social animals without the capacities for making social life come easily - ethics is objectively constrained. It's not the case that "anything goes"." - Philip Kitcher

"Since pacifists have more freedom of action in countries where traces of democracy survive, pacifism can act more effectively against democracy than for it. Objectively the pacifist is pro-Nazi." - George Orwell

"But History was against me. History is right, objectively speaking. I'm just a historical dead end. I hope at least that my fate will serve as an example to you all and to posterity." - Eugene Ionesco

"The opposition may have the right to doubt every thing, but for myself, I call on opposition to practice its role within limits of objectively, responsibility and country interests." - Ali A. Saleh

"A big marker in my life was realizing you could record sound: I liked to make little recordings and then go back and listen to them. It becomes something outside of you then and you can listen to it objectively." - Josh Garrels

"Test scores aren't perfect, but having a test score for math or reading or other things that we can objectively measure is a meaningful component that makes a lot of sense." - Bill Gates

"One might point to the great illumination that has resulted from Freud's analysis of the abracadabra of our dreams. No one can any longer dismiss the fantasy because it is logically inconsistent, superficially absurd, or objectively untrue." - Walter Lippmann

"The opposition may have the right to doubt every thing, but for myself, I call on opposition to practice its role within limits of objectively, responsibility and country interests." - Ali Abdullah Saleh

"A mentor long departed told me that the greatest gift in political life, in any life, is to view yourself objectively, at arm's length, to make an assessment of yourself. So whom do I rely on? I rely on myself." - Hugh Carey

"Look, taste is clearly the crudest of our senses: this is scientifically, objectively factual. It is less nuanced. Eyesight is extraordinary - hearing, touch. I find people who devote their whole lives to taste a little strange." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"The truth is, if I was maybe better or funnier or prettier, wouldn't I have starred in a movie? I can see it objectively as a businesswoman - if no one's buying your product, then there's not a desire for it." - Judy Greer

"Stand-up comedy seems like a terrifying thing. Objectively. Before anyone has done it, it seems like one of the most frightening things you could conceive, and there's just no shortcut - you just have to do it." - John Oliver

"I look at myself objectively and in a way I see myself as a commodity. Your name becomes somehow outside yourself. Now, when I'm at home being Mrs. Scarfe, that's when I'm most myself." - Jane Asher

"If you watch animals objectively for any length of time, you're driven to the conclusion that their main aim in life is to pass on their genes to the next generation." - David Attenborough

"A man will treat a woman almost exactly the way he treats his own interior feminine. In fact, he hasn't the ability to see a woman, objectively speaking, until he has made some kind of peace with his interior woman." - Robert Johnson

"My function is, as objectively and accurately as I can, to present reality to people out there, and doing that as quickly as we do is quite difficult enough, thank you." - Ted Koppel

"I don't want people to sit there and objectively watch the film. I want them to experience it as something that's under their skin, so you try to make the films really tactile." - Danny Boyle

"It is impossible to objectively define how free a market is. This is a political definition. Government is always involved, and those free marketers are as politically motivated as anyone." - Hajoon Chang

"You could have another downgrade. You could certainly have a stock market reaction that would be negative. And, I think nobody who looks at it objectively would want to happen." - Rob Portman

"I think, when I was younger, I believed in - and yearned for - conventional beauty. I thought there was a spectrum from ugly to beautiful, and that you could objectively plot everyone you saw along it." - Rainbow Rowell

"The professional must learn to be moved and touched emotionally, yet at the same time stand back objectively: I've seen a lot of damage done by tea and sympathy." - Anthony Storr

"We get the worrywart, the hypochondriac, the money-grubbing miser, the intractable negotiator... Some would say certain of these refer to the stereotypical, or 'stage' Jew. But objectively speaking, the only crime in humor is an unfunny joke." - Alan King

"Psychologically experienced consciousness is therefore no longer pure consciousness; construed Objectively in this way, consciousness itself becomes something transcendent, becomes an event in that spatial world which appears, by virtue of consciousness, to be transcendent." - Edmund Husserl

"First of all, Buddhism is neither pessimistic nor optimistic. If anything at all, it is realistic, for it takes a realistic view of life and the world. It looks at things objectively (yath?bh?tam). It does not falsely lull you into living in a fool's paradise, nor does it frighten and agonize you with all kinds of imaginary fears and sins. It tells you exactly and objectively what you are and what the world around you is, and shows you the way to perfect freedom, peace, tranquility and happiness." - Walpola Rahula

"First I might say that when a person, when a man separates from his wife, at the out start it's a physical separation but it's not a psychological separation. He still thinks of her in, in probably warm terms. And, but after the physical separation has taken, existed for a period of time, it becomes a psychological separation as well as physical. And he can then look at her more objectively. My split or separation from the Black Muslim movement at first was only a physical separation, but my heart was still there and it was impossible for me to, for me to look at it objectively." - Malcolm X

"Atheism is more than just the knowledge that gods do not exist, and that religion is either a mistake or a fraud. Atheism is an attitude, a frame of mind that looks at the world objectively, fearlessly, always trying to understand all things as a part of nature." - Carl Sagan

"Bobby JonesConsidered objectively, it is quite obviously a very simple matter to propel a ball with a stick across some specially prepared ground and into a hole which is of sufficient size to accomodate it by a good margin. Simple that is, provided there is no limit upon the time or the number of strokes required." - Bobby Jones

"For the anarch, little is changed when he strips off a uniform that he wore partly as fool's motley, partly as camouflage. It covers his spiritual freedom, which he will objectivate during such transitions. This distinguishes him from the anarchist, who, objectively unfree, starts raging until he is thrust into a more rigorous straitjacket." - Ernst Junger

"The mandate entails a generous synthesis of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. The title requires the expert to be truly independent, keep an open mind, conduct his/her research objectively and without ideological prejudices, listen to all sides of an argument and seek the opinion of all stakeholders." - Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

"So long as we think of it objectively, time is Fate or Chance, the factor in our lives for which we are not responsible, and about which we can do nothing; but when we begin to think of it subjectively, we feel responsible for our time, and the notion of punctuality arises." - W H Auden

"People often say to me - how clever you are! How brilliant to be able to go from ballet to theatre as you do. I answer that it is not clever at all. It is the gift of looking at oneself coolly, of calculating the future objectively. I could see the danger signals as far as ballet was concerned before anyone else did, that's all." - Robert Helpmann

"The nuclear family must be destroyed, and people must find better ways of living together. ...Whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process. ...Families have supported oppression by separating people into small, isolated units, unable to join together to fight for common interests." - Linda Gordon

"On the question of whether a behavioral science can in principle be constructed, we shall take no sides. That some kinds of human behavior can be described and even predicted in terms of objectively verifiable and quantifiable data seems to us to have been established." - Anatol Rapoport

"Objectively good spaces to work rarely end up being so; in their faultlessness, quiet and well-equipped studios have a habit of rendering the fear of failure overwhelming. Original thoughts are like shy animals. We sometimes have to look the other way - towards a busy street or terminal - before they run out of their burrows." - Alain De Botton

"Emotional instability can be one of the factors giving rise to a failure by chess players in important duels. Under the influence of surging emotions (and not necessarily negative ones) we sometimes lose concentration and stop objectively evaluating the events that are taking place on the board." - Mark Dvoretsky

"The moment a man questions the meaning and value of life, he is sick, since objectively neither has any existence; by asking this question one is merely admitting to a store of unsatisfied libido to which something else must have happened, a kind of fermentation leading to sadness and depression." - Sigmund Freud

"Fantasy involves that which general opinion regards as impossible; science fiction involves that which general opinion regards as possible under the right circumstances. This is in essence a judgment call, since what is possible and what is not cannot be objectively known but is, rather, a subjective belief on the part of the reader." - Daryl Gregory

"The image can only be studied through the image, by dreaming images as they gather in reverie. It is a non-sense to claim to study imagination objectively since one really receives the image only if he admires it. Already in comparing one image to another, one runs the risk of losing participation in its individuality." - Gaston Bachelard

"I make people laugh for a living. I believe I can say objectively that what I do I do as well as anybody. Just say I'm one of the best broken field runners that ever lived. For 35 years I was a cult hero, an underground funny." - Mel Brooks

"If I am capable of grasping God objectively, I do not believe, but precisely because I cannot do this I must believe. If I wish to preserve myself in faith I must constantly be intent upon holding fast the objective uncertainty so as to remain out upon the deep, over seventy thousand fathoms of water, still preserving my faith." - Soren Kierkegaard

"The creative artist seems to be almost the only kind of man that you could never meet on neutral ground. You can only meet him as an artist. He sees nothing objectively because his own ego is always in the foreground of every picture" - Raymond Chandler

"You know, in this business, you don't have any control over what the press says and how they portray things. And that's their prerogative. But I think anybody who looks at it objectively has trouble making the case that somehow this is a bad economy." - Dick Cheney

"In the past I have declined to comment on my own work: because, it seems to me, a poem is what it is; because a poem is itself a definition, and to try to redefine it is to be apt to falsify it; and because the author is the person least able to consider his work objectively" - James Schuyler

"I find that by putting things in writing I can understand them and see them a little more objectively ... For words are merely tools and if you use the right ones you can actually put even your life in order, if you don't lie to yourself and use the wrong words." - Hunter S Thompson

"The point is this: If God does not exist, then life is objectively meaningless; but man cannot live consistently and happily knowing that life is meaningless; so in order to be happy he pretends life has meaning. But this is, of course, entirely inconsistent-for without God, man and the universe are without any real significance." - William Lane Craig

"Are you a prude?' He seemed genuinely curious. 'No!' But after a second, I said, 'But may be compared to you, yes! I like my privacy. I get to decide who sees me naked. Do you get my point?' 'Yes. Objectively speaking, you have beautiful points.' I thought the top of my head would pop off... (Sookie Stackhouse & Claude, Dead in the Family)" - Charlaine Harris

"A play presents a self-enclosed little world for the audience to examine. It's an opportunity to look objectively at a group of people, to assess them, to react to them, and to measure oneself against them, to ask 'Am I like that?'" - Wallace Shawn

"You're not always right. You're often wrong. But at least you're looking at it as objectively as you can with as much experience as you can in the moment and saying, "Yeah, I think it's funny" or "No, I don't think it's funny yet."" - Victor Levin

"I've always thought that you just make everything as best as you can, and then, one day, people will look objectively at what you do, from a distance, and see its quality. All you try to do is keep the standard up so that, one day, when I sit back and I look at it all, I can feel really good about it." - Gavin Rossdale

"Some period pieces are shot slightly objectively, a little bit, and some call it stuffy or dusty or old fashioned. I always felt that some of the films that I admire the most are the ones where they're intimate with the characters." - Nikolaj Arcel

"I'm honestly not sure that I've ever tried to talk as a theologian about "homosexual acts," per se. My disagreement with the current teaching of the Roman Congregations is about what I consider to be their fundamentally flawed premise of the objectively disordered nature of the inclination." - James Alison

"I can't write a lie; the world of imagination is no good. I objectively capture my own experiences and those of my friends. I want to put true feelings into words. If I make a song when I'm sad, it's a dark one, but I think that's good. No matter when I want to be true to myself." - Ayumi Hamasaki

"Such letters...from the FDA, are, filled with objectively demonstrable lies, practiced deceptions and deviousness, red herrings, directed misinformation, misdirected information, etc. ...Once FDA-NCI-AMA-ACS...concedes that Laetrile anti-tumor efficacy was indeed even once observed...a permanent crack in bureaucratic armor has taken place." - Dean Burk

"I'm an educator, and I'm a scientist, and I speak what is objectively true. And if that offends you, I can try to have a conversation with you to ask why it offends you, and tell you why objective truth should not offend you because that's how the world works." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"As a director you have to be at 30,000 ft objectively looking at everything, wondering if you're making the right objective, emotional, story, character choices. As the writer, while you're asking all of those same questions, you're also forced by the nature of what writing is to be looking at everything under a microscope. That's the difference between the two jobs." - Alex Kurtzman

"What do we actually seek from food? It's not calories, nor is it volume or mass. It is, in fact, nutrition: micronutrients, which include vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals. These are components by which food can be assessed a value, and therefore, a decision can be objectively made as to whether it's worth eating." - Brendan Brazier

"I think Fichte did take it further than Kant by arguing that we can regard the moral law as objectively valid only by seeing it as addressed to us by another being, even though Fichte thought God could not literally be a person who could address us." - Allen W. Wood

"Though the archbishop may rightly argue that they are objectively wrong in their positions, I don't understand how he can presume to know the consciences of Vice President [Joe] Biden and Senator [Tim] Kaine sufficiently to question the genuineness of their faith and condemn them personally." - John I. Jenkins

"After I made my tour in the Middle, into the Middle-East and Africa and visited Mecca and other places, I think that the separation [ from the Black Muslim movement] became psychological as well as physical, so that I could look at it more objectively and - and separate that which was good from that which was bad." - Malcolm X

"...when doing science (or perhaps when doing anything at all in a society as judgmental as our own), be very careful and very certain before pronouncing something to be a norm - because at that instant, you have made it supremely difficult to ever again look objectively at an exception to that supposed norm." - Robert M. Sapolsky

"Looked at objectively, it is clear that the overwhelming majority of civilian deaths resulting from political violence are produced by what should be understood as "state terror." Terrorism also serves as an excuse to avoid diplomacy and the peaceful resolution of conflict." - Richard A. Falk

"In order to avoid sentimentality and to be able to write the screenplay with the kind of humor and irony necessary to keep the story moving, I needed to distance myself as much as I could from the characters, to try to get to a point where I could view them objectively." - Hirokazu Koreeda

"If a reader believes that everything in nonfiction or history is just objectively true, I don't really know what to tell them, except that at least in fiction, the choice of what perspective and bias to tell a given story from - which is always a deliberate choice - is foregrounded and clear." - Kathleen Rooney

"Through the air on the flying trapeze, his mind hummed. Amusing it was, astoundingly funny. A trapeze to God, or to nothing, a flying trapeze to some sort of eternity; he prayed objectively for strength to make the flight with grace." - William Saroyan

"I find that by putting things in writing I can understand them and see them a little more objectively...For words are merely tools and if you use the right ones you can actually put even your life in order, if you don't lie to yourself and use the wrong words." - Hunter S Thompson

"Pacifism is objectively pro-fascist. This is elementary common sense. If you hamper the war effort of one side, you automatically help out that of the other. Nor is there any real way of remaining outside such a war as the present one. In practice, 'he that is not with me is against me'." - George Orwell

"The economic and social theories used by those who take part in the social struggle ought to be judged not by their objective value but primarily for their effectiveness in arousing emotions. The scientific refutation of them which can be made is useless, however correct it may be objectively." - Vilfredo Pareto

"Although objectively greater demands are placed on this authority, it operates less as a public opinion giving a rational foundation to the exercise of political and social authority, the more it is generated for the purpose of an abstract vote that amounts to no more than an act of acclamation within a public sphere temporarily manufactured for show or manipulation." - Jurgen Habermas

"Conscious mind is a spatial analog of the world and mental acts are analogs of bodily acts. Consciousness operates only on objectively observable things. Or, to say it another way with echoes of John Locke, there is nothing in consciousness that is not an analog of something that was in behavior first." - Julian Jaynes

"In its flawless grace and superior self-sufficiency I have seen a symbol of the perfect beauty and bland impersonality of the universe itself, objectively considered, and in its air of silent mystery there resides for me all the wonder and fascination of the unknown." - H P Lovecraft

"But it's funny that now I'm in such a happy situation, I look more objectively at my own past and see what others have seen for a long time and I'm just so glad I've been able to get to this point." - Rick Allen

"When I do watch shows, or projects that I've been a part of, I'm pretty good at watching them objectively. And that's mostly because I want to see how it came out overall, what the overall story was and how it came together visually, what my mates were doing." - Michelle Forbes