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"Objects damage pictures." - Wassily Kandinsky

"Do not underestimate objects." - David Foster Wallace

"Mathematicians do not study objects, but relations between objects." - Henri Poincare

"Bold objects require conservative engineering." - James E. Webb

"there are no inanimate objects ..." - Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

"Words express neither objects nor ourselves." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Yellow-colored objects appear to be gold" - Aristotle

"Objects of charity are not guests." - Henry David Thoreau

"We have persistent objects, they're called files." - Ken Thompson

"Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies." - Anish Kapoor

"Dangerous objects are glamorous places to be," - Jack Goldstein

"Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects." - Thomas Carlyle

"We have persistant objects, they're called files." - Ken Thompson

"Collecting is more than just buying objects." - Eli Broad

"I believe that photography loves banal objects, and I love the life of objects." - Josef Sudek

"Demonstration, similitude & harmony are objects of reasoning. Invention, identity & melody are objects of intuition." - William Blake

"No sane man objects to palpable lies about him; what he objects to is damaging facts." - H L Mencken

"Business reporting is not dealing with objects, it is dealing with relationships between objects." - Hasso Plattner

"I love the life of objects. When the children go to bed, the objects come to life. I like to tell stories about the life of inanimate objects." - Josef Sudek

"In memory's telephoto lens, far objects are magnified." - John Updike

"Objects are made to be completed by the human mind." - Alvar Aalto

"Women aren't objects that you look at only on weekends." - Ville Valo

"Silence is like nightfall. Objects are lost in it insensibly." - Sophie Swetchine

"Objects are better than text at conveying narrative" - Neil Macgregor

"Flattery must be pretty thick before anybody objects to it...." - William Feather

"The mind is a metaphor of the world of objects." - Pierre Bourdieu

"People shouldn't be treated like objects. They aren't that valuable." - P. J. O'Rourke

"To restore silence is the role of objects." - Samuel Beckett

"Words are the supreme objects. They are minded things." - William H Gass

"Where then shall hope and fear their objects find?" - John Ashbery

"Pick very few objects and place them exactly." - Philip Johnson

"All objects exist in a moment of time." - Amy Tan

"Adrian was easily distractible by wacky topics and shiny objects." - Richelle Mead

"Never run with scissors or other pointy objects." - Billy Connolly

"There's always been a potential erotic possibility with objects." - Claes Oldenburg

"I only hate two things - living things, and objects." - Jerry Sadowitz

"Flattery must be pretty thick before anybody objects to it." - William Feather

"Like all familiar objects, it had become invisible." - Jeanette Winterson

"The sensory acts are accordingly distinguished by their objects." - Samuel Alexander

"I don't believe in blaming inanimate objects for anything." - Peter Benchley

"In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects." - Rabindranath Tagore

"A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects." - W H Auden

"All objects lose by too familiar a view." - John Dryden

"The mirror reflects all objects without being sullied" - Confucius

"Works of art must persist as objects of contemplation." - Herbert Read

"I was never interested in making cool, distilled, pure objects." - Martin Puryear

"I think 21st century should be art without objects." - Marina Abramovic

"Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects." - Lester B Pearson

"Quit trying to find beautiful objects to photograph. Find the ordinary objects so you can transform it by photographing it." - Morley Baer

"The main objects of all science, the freedom and happiness of man. are the sole objects of all legitimate government." - Thomas Jefferson

"It's better to work with a nice category containing some nasty objects, than a nasty category containing only nice objects." - John C. Baez

"It is as much the conversations between objects as between us and objects that make museums so valuable." - Antony Gormley

"Love is the experience that others are not others. Beauty is the experience that objects are not objects." - Rupert Spira

"Coordinating there Events and objects with remote events And vanished objects. Making ornaments Of accidents and possibilities." - Vladimir Nabokov

"That is the great distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women see the relationships between objects." - John Fowles

"Mathematicians do not deal in objects, but in relations between objects; thus, they are free to replace some objects by others so long as the relations remain unchanged. Content to them is irrelevant: they are interested in form only." - Henri Poincare

"The structure underlying the phenomena is not given by material objects like the atoms of Democritus but by the form that determines the material objects. The Ideas are more fundamental than the objects." - Werner Heisenberg

"In the realm of ideas, of mental objects, those ideas whose properties are reproducible are called mathematical objects, and the study of mental objects with reproducible properties is called mathematics." - Philip J. Davis

"Mathematicians do not study objects, but relations among objects; they are indifferent to the replacement of objects by others as long the relations don't change. Matter is not important, only form interests them." - Henri Poincare

"Strange the affection which clings to inanimate objects - objects which cannot even know our love! But it is not return that constitutes the strength of an attachment." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"Mathematical objects are determined by - and understood by - the network of relationships they enjoy with all the other objects of their species." - Barry Mazur

"I believe the geometric proportion served the creator as an idea when He introduced the continuous generation of similar objects from similar objects." - Johannes Kepler

"[There are] unseen objects that await us, if we as architects begin to think about designing not the object, but a process to generate objects." - Michael Hansmeyer

"The mind naturally makes progress, and the will naturally clings to objects; so that for want of right objects, it will attach itself to wrong ones." - Blaise Pascal

"Materialism is the recognition of objects in themselves, or outside the mind; ideas and sensations are copies of images of those objects." - Vladimir Lenin

"I came to painting through sculpture, to images through objects. I think that images sit in the middle, somewhere between objects and words." - Michael Craig-Martin

"A good government implies two things; first, fidelity to the objects of the government; secondly, a knowledge of the means, by which those objects can be best attained." - Joseph Story

"Materialism is the recognition of "objects in themselves", or outside the mind; ideas and sensations are copies of images of those objects." - Vladimir Lenin

"Nothing is so dangerous as that of violence employed by well-meaning people for beneficial objects." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"No objects of value are worth risking the priceless experience of waking up one more day." - Jack Smith

"What can it be about low temperatures that sharpens the edges of objects?" - Ian Mcewan

"Space and time are not objects of perception, but qualities of awareness" - Deepak Chopra

"The general laws of Nature are not, for the most part, immediate objects of perception." - George Boole

"The imaginative faculty of the soul must be fed with objects immense and eternal." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"In real life, women dont enjoy being degraded and treated like objects/receptacles." - Jackson Katz

"A good painter has two main objects to paint, man and the intention of his soul." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"It was important that people come to value light as we value gold, silver, paintings, objects." - James Turrell

"All men are loyal, but their objects of allegiance are at best approximate." - John Barth

"It is the emotions to which one objects in Germany most of all." - Franz Grillparzer

"Nowadays the thief cannot be distinguished from his victim. Neither has any valuable objects on him." - Karl Kraus

"Love and enthusiasm are always ridiculous, when not reciprocated by their objects." - Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

"Fortune makes our virtues and vices visible, just as light does the objects of sight." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"I think young children in the Western middle classes are objects of incredible anxiety." - Anne Enright

"Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love..." - George Eliot

"We often fool ourselves that we are concentrating because we fix our attention on wavering objects." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Materialism, which gives priority to material needs and objects, is obviously the opposite of spirituality" - Dallin H. Oaks

"There is no question that the objects that surround us impact our experience of the world." - Katherine Center

"Just Detach From False Mental Objects And Be Enlightened To Being-As-Is" - Baizhang Huaihai

"Common objects become strangely uncommon when removed from their context and ordinary ways of being seen." - Wayne Thiebaud

"A class, in Java, is where we teach objects how to behave." - Richard E. Pattis

"The 7 factors of enlightenment: mindfullness, investigation of mental objects, energy, joy, tranquility, concentration and equanimity." - Nhat Hanh

"This is my life, I think. I am an accumulation of objects." - David Levithan

"To attain Buddhahood ... we must scatter this life's aims and objects to the wind." - Milarepa

"Morals and criticism are not so properly objects of the understanding as of taste and sentiment." - David Hume

"Elegance in objects is everybody's right, and it should' cost more than ugliness." - Paola Antonelli

"Speed now illuminates reality whereas light once gave objects of the world their shape." - Paul Virilio

"The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues." - Marcus Aurelius

"Kindred objects kindred thoughts inspire, As summer clouds flash forth electric fire." - Samuel Rogers

"Far from our eyes th' Enchanting Objects set, Advantage by the friendly Distance get." - Guillaume Alexis

"Our eyes when gazing on sinful objects are out of their calling and God's keeping." - Thomas Fuller

"Objects imperfectly discerned take forms from the hope or fear of the beholder." - Samuel Johnson

"I do not believe in objects. I believe only in their relationships." - Georges Braque

"Men ought to become more conscious of their bodies as objects of delight." - Germaine Greer

"When humans find themselves surrounded by nothing but objects, the response is always one of loneliness." - Brian Swimme

"All men do not admire and delight in the same objects." - Horace

"Reserve is the truest expression of respect towards those who are its objects." - Thomas De Quincey

"Well," I said. "If you need me, I'll be outside, playing with sharp objects." - Rick Riordan

"Our health is our sound relation to external objects; our sympathy with external being." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I wasn't really that interested in objects. I was interested in ideas." - Sol Lewitt

"The senses are the organs by which man places himself in connexion with exterior objects." - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

"The universe is a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects." - Thomas Berry

"There will be calmness, tranquility, when one is free from external objects and is not perturbed." - Bruce Lee

"[Core concepts: Human beings all have souls. Souls are software objects. Software is not immortal.]" - Charles Stross

"The trite objects of human efforts-possessions, superficial success, luxury-have always seemed contemptible to me." - Albert Einstein

"The eye - which sees all objects reversed - retains the images for some time." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Mankind will discover objects in space sent to us by the watchers.." - Nostradamus

"One has to arrive at a specific temperature, at which the objects become malleable." - Georges Braque

"Everything comes to an end, only objects are left to pine in the dark." - Andrei Platonov

"Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences." - Brian Eno

"Praised be the fathomless universe, for life and joy, and for objects and knowledge curious." - Walt Whitman

"Beautiful objects are wrought by study through effort, but ugly things are reaped automatically without toil." - Democritus

"If you can make art with sound, can't you make music with objects?" - John Zorn

"Art is a wholly physical language whose words are all the visible objects." - Gustave Courbet

"Art is continually working to take the crust of familiarity off everyday objects." - Rudolf Arnheim

"My pictures are devoid of objects; like objects, they are themselves objects. This means that they are devoid of content, significance or meaning, like objects or trees, animals, people or days, all of which are there without a reason, without a function and without a purpose. This is the quality that counts. Even so, there are good and bad pictures." - Gerhard Richter

"My wife is a sex object. Every time I ask for sex, she objects." - Les Dawson

"Objects and their manufacture are inseparable, you understand a product if you understand how it's made." - Jonathan Ive

"A large, branching, aged oak is perhaps the most venerable of all inanimate objects." - William Shenstone

"Pity only on fresh objects stays, but with the tedious sight of woes decays." - John Dryden

"Kindred objects kindred thoughts inspire, As summer clouds flash forth electric fire." - Samuel Rogers

"Capital punishment...treats members of the human objects to be toyed with and discarded." - William J. Brennan

"I thought the objects we value least because they were ubiquitous were actually the most extraordinary." - Michael Craig-Martin

"When selflessness is seen in objects, the seed of cyclic existence is destroyed." - Dalai Lama

"If the government objects to monopoly prices for new inventions, it should stop granting patents." - Ludwig Von Mises

"As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking." - Virginia Woolf

" emotion after another crept into her face like objects into a slowly developing picture." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Elegance in objects is everybody's right, and it shouldn't cost more than ugliness." - Paola Antonelli

"It wasn't an architect or a designer who invented objects, but an artisan." - Giorgetto Giugiaro

"Anything can be art. Art is the relations between relations, not the relations between objects." - Joseph Kosuth

"All natural objects make a kindred impression, when the mind is open to their influence." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The good photograph is not the object, the consequences of the photograph are the objects." - Dorothea Lange

"The elements of life are dynamic patterns of mass and energy, events rather than objects." - Fritjof Capra

"Objects are inorganic and biological values; subjects are social and intellectual values." - Robert M Pirsig

"I believe there are unidentified flying objects, I'm just not sure who's driving." - Peter Jennings

"I think that artists provide questions, not answers. We provide provocations rather than fully formed objects." - Kehinde Wiley

"I'm always projecting onto objects like they're alive in some way." - Richard McGuire

"I think women have always been considered objects, especially in the genre of westerns." - Sergio Leone

"We cannot fill up our emptiness with objects, possessions or people." - John O'Donohue

"I'm all about being prudent. And I've started to appreciate experiences more than actual objects." - Carrie Brownstein

"All visible objects, man, are but as pasteboard masks... strike, strike through the mask!" - Herman Melville



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