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  • Objection!" Metz shouts. Grounds?" the judge asks. Well...he's my witness! -- Jodi Picoult
  • Objection, evasion, joyous distrust, and love of irony are signs of health; everything absolute belongs to pathology. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • Objection is when I say: this doesn't suit me. Resistance is when I make sure that what doesn't suit me never happens again. -- Ulrike Meinhof
  • Every time someone puts an objection to me, I want to say: 'OK, OK, let's go on to something else.' Objections have never contributed anything. -- Gilles Deleuze
  • Against filling the Heavens with fluid Mediums, unless they be exceeding rare, a great Objection arises from the regular and very lasting Motions of the Planets and Comets in all manner of Courses through the Heavens. -- Isaac Newton
  • Everybody drinks," she said calmly. The Only Rational One. "Your sister doesn't." When rolled her eyes. "Forgive me, but I'm not going to spend my college years sitting soberly in my dorm room, writing about gay magicians." "Objection," Cath said, reaching for a burrito. -- Rainbow Rowell
  • A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel. -- Heywood Broun
  • You can register a political objection in a number of ways. -- Nicholson Baker
  • An objection is not a rejection; it is simply a request for more information. -- Bo Bennett
  • I have no objection to a man being a man, however masculine that may be. -- Agnes Smedley
  • I have spoken to many, many Indian chiefs who say they have no objection whatsoever to the nickname. -- Jack Kent Cooke
  • Blanket objection is not very reasonable to me - any effort to control scientific advances is doomed to fail. -- Joseph Murray
  • The modern Little Red Riding Hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objection to being eaten by the wolf. -- Marshall McLuhan
  • I cannot escape the objection that there is no state of mind, however simple, that does not change every moment. -- Henri Bergson
  • It still strikes me as strange that anyone could have any moral objection to someone else's sexuality. It's like telling someone else how to clean their house. -- River Phoenix
  • My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles. -- Benjamin Disraeli
  • Too often, complaint is not about principled objection on moral grounds, but opportunistic objection on grounds of self-interest. To rectify this, we need to work on mastering the art of complaint. -- Julian Baggini
  • I took the vow of celibacy in 1906. I had not shared my thoughts with my wife until then, but only consulted her at the time of making the vow. She had no objection. -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • I find it odd that there's such strong objection to what is a clear way to assure that our elections are reliable and we can do a recount if there are any questions. -- Joan Blades
  • If Solomon counts the day of one's death better than the day of one's birth, there can be no objection why that also may not be reckoned amongst one's remarkable and happy days. -- John Aubrey
  • I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first. -- Benjamin Franklin
  • My objection to the death penalty is based on the idea that this is a democracy, and in a democracy the government is me, and if the government kills somebody then I'm killing somebody. -- Steve Earle
  • The tactic of leading people into... a war that doesn't make any sense by telling them they are under attack, and if they raise any objection they're unpatriotic, is a very old tactic. And it doesn't intimidate me. -- Tommy Lee Jones
  • There is no objection to the proposal: in order to learn to be a poet, I shall try to write a sonnet. But the thing you must try to write, when you do so, is a real sonnet, and not a practice sonnet. -- James Fenton
  • There should be a readiness, on our part, to investigate with candor to follow the truth wherever it may lead us, and to submit, without reserve or objection, to all the teachings of this religion, if it be found to be of divine origin. -- Simon Greenleaf
  • Indeed, a major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it... gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. -- Milton Friedman
  • Stem cell research is the key to developing cures for degenerative conditions like Parkinson's and motor neuron disease from which I and many others suffer. The fact that the cells may come from embryos is not an objection, because the embryos are going to die anyway. -- Stephen Hawking
  • There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true. -- Francois Fenelon
  • The most common objection that I hear to walking as exercise is that it's too easy, that only sweaty, strenuous activity offers real benefits. But there is abundant evidence that regular, brisk walking is associated with better health, including lower blood pressure, better moods and improved cholesterol ratios. -- Andrew Weil
  • In Japan, I live in a little neighborhood in the middle of nowhere. I don't have a bicycle or a car or anything, so my only movement is within the boundaries of my feet. I feel there's a need for that kind of conscientious objection to the momentum of the world. -- Pico Iyer
  • The fact is that a bill allowing any employer to deny insurance coverage based on a moral objection - along with giving an employer permission to ask for medical records showing why a woman is taking birth control - opens up a set of problems that I'm sure its sponsors have not fully considered. -- Richard Carmona
  • I have no objection to well-written romance, but I'd read enough of it to know that that's not what I had written. I also knew that if it was sold as romance I'd never be reviewed by the 'New York Times' or any other literarily respectable newspaper - which is basically true, although the 'Washington Post' did get round to me eventually. -- Diana Gabaldon
  • I see no objection to stoutness, in moderation. -- W.S. Gilbert
  • I've no objection to morality, except that it's obsolete. -- Brian Aldiss
  • We've already slept together and you made no objection. -- Terry Spear
  • I have no objection to the concept of domestic partnership. -- Rudy Giuliani
  • Prophet Mohammed would have no objection to The Satanic Verses. -- Salman Rushdie
  • If God exists, what objection can he have to saying so? -- Lemuel K. Washburn
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  • The commonest objection to birth control is that it is against nature -- Bertrand Russell
  • The commonest objection to birth control is that it is against nature. -- Bertrand Russell
  • You want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it. -- Jane Austen
  • The objection to an aristocracy is that it is a priesthood without a god." -- G.K. Chesterton
  • I think my wife would take objection to any characterization of me as perfect. -- Peter Blair Henry
  • My objection is not that it's pro-gay but that it appears to be anti-marriage. -- Michael Medved
  • Have you any other objection than your belief of my indifference?" - Elizabeth Bennet -- Jane Austen
  • My objection to organized religion is the premature conclusion to ultimate truth that it represents... -- Arthur C. Clarke
  • The real objection to the great majority of cats is their insufferable air of superiority. -- P. G. Wodehouse
  • Testimonials are the BEST way to beat down the price objection and win the sale. -- Jeffrey Gitomer
  • The main objection to killing people as a punishment...is that killing people is wrong -- Auberon Waugh
  • The chief objection to playing wind instruments is that it prolongs the life of the player. -- George Bernard Shaw
  • We are so placid that the smallest tremor of objection is taken as a full-scale revolution. -- Cynthia Ozick
  • The objection to a Communist always resolves itself into the fact that he is not a gentleman. -- H. L. Mencken
  • Those who are fond of setting things to rights, have no great objection to seeing them wrong. -- William Hazlitt
  • I have a great objection to seeing anyone, particularly anyone whom I care about, lose his self-control. -- Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Man's objection to love is that it dies hard; woman's, that when it is dead, it stays dead. -- H. L. Mencken
  • The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is, that it scatters your force. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I have no objection to instruments of music in our worship, provided they are neither seen nor heard. -- John Wesley
  • My objection to Christianity is that it is infinitely cruel, infinitely selfish, and, I might add, infinitely absurd. -- Robert Green Ingersoll
  • I raise this objection to debate the process, and protect the integrity of the true will of the people. -- Stephanie Tubbs Jones
  • That is my principal objection to life, I think: It's too easy, when alive, to make perfectly horrible mistakes. -- Kurt Vonnegut
  • All poets pretend to write for immortality, but the whole tribe have no objection to present pay and present praise. -- Charles Caleb Colton
  • I cannot escape the objection that there is no state of mind, however simple, that does not change every moment -- Henri Bergson
  • The true objection to slavery is not that it is unjust to the inferior but that it corrupts the superior. -- H. G. Wells
  • The moral world has no particular objection to vice, but an insuperable repugnance to hearing vice called by its proper name. -- William Makepeace Thackeray
  • I have no objection to anyone's sex life as long as they don't practice it in the street and frighten the horses. -- Oscar Wilde
  • Iā??ve never had any objection to appearing depraved or villainous. But I draw the line at looking like a prize idiot. -- Lisa Kleypas
  • The objection of the scandalmonger is not that she tells of racy doings, but that she pretends to be indignant about them. -- H. L. Mencken
  • Self-pity ? I see no moral objections to it, the smell drives people away, but that's a practical objection, and occasionally an advantage. -- E. M. Forster
  • It is obvious that all sense has gone out of modern marriage; which is, however, no objection to marriage but to modernity. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
  • A common objection to inherited wealth is that it stifles the urge to work. I have not generally observed this to be true. -- Louis Auchincloss
  • I have absolutely no objection to performance and success as long as they don't become false idols and threaten to rule our lives. -- Desmond Tutu
  • I don't have a philosophical objection, necessarily, to a travel ban if that is the thing that is going to keep the American people safe. -- Barack Obama
  • My great objection to this government is, that it does not leave us the means of defending our rights, or of waging war against tyrants. -- Patrick Henry
  • I have found it to be the most serious objection to coarse labors long continued, that they compelled me to eat and drink coarsely also. -- Henry David Thoreau
  • Kami'd always retold her fairy tales to make the fair maidens braver and more self-sufficient, but she had never had any real objection to the handsome prince. -- Sarah Rees Brennan
  • The objection to Puritans is not that they try to make us think as they do, but that they try to make us do as they think. -- H. L. Mencken
  • In England the practice of "virtual" representation provided reasonably well for the actual representation of the major interests of the society, and it raised no widespread objection. -- Bernard Bailyn
  • The fact that God gave the whole human race the earth to use and enjoy cannot indeed in any manner serve as an objection against private possessions. -- Pope Leo XIII
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  • I'm the kind of anarchist whose chief objection to the State is that it kills so many people. Government is the epitome of the deathist philosophy I reject. -- Robert Anton Wilson
  • Provided that nothing like useful knowledge could be gained from them, provided they were all story and no reflection, she had never any objection to books at all. -- Jane Austen
  • We never had a girl in the band. Why? Certainly there's some rippin' female players in our kind of music. We have no objection to it. It'd be wonderful. -- Ketch Secor
  • The common objection to seniority pay is, "It's rewarding dead wood!" My response is, "Why do you hire dead wood? Or why do you hire live wood and kill it?" -- Peter R. Scholtes
  • The objection to fairy stories is that they tell children there are dragons. But children have always known there are dragons. Fairy stories tell children that dragons can be killed. -- Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • There was not a member of the Constitutional Convention who had the least objection to what is contended for by the advocates for a Bill of Rights and trial by jury. -- George Washington
  • I think his [Donald's Trump] objection would be to biased and unfair, which is not the way he characterize "Fox News" to me, anyway. But we're all looking for objective coverage. -- Kellyanne Conway
  • I find it odd that theres such strong objection to what is a clear way to assure that our elections are reliable and we can do a recount if there are any questions. -- Joan Blades
  • To Latter-day Saints there can be no objection to the careful and critical study of the scriptures, ancient or modern, provided only that it be an honest study - a search for truth. -- John Andreas Widtsoe
  • Today's events are reminiscent of the Old Testament story of how the Israelites demanded a king over God's objection. They believed that a king would give them peace and security. The results proved otherwise. -- Ron Paul
  • Domesticity is essentially drama, for drama is conflict, and the home compels conflict by its concentration of active personalities in a small area. The real objection to domesticity is that it is too exciting. -- Rebecca West
  • The danger of disturbing the public tranquillity by interesting too strongly the public passions, is a still more serious objection against a frequent reference of constitutional questions to the decision of the whole society. -- James Madison
  • When an objection cannot be made formidable, there is some policy in trying to make it frightful; and to substitute the yell and the war-whoop, in the place of reason, argument and good order. -- Thomas Paine
  • When it comes to stand-up, people feel this need to voice their objection through groaning or being offended. It's really irritating... I mean I love what I do, but that's the irritating side of it. -- Jim Norton
  • I have rather a strange objection to talking from the back platform of a train.... It changes too often. It moves around and shifts its ground too often. I like a platform that stays put. -- Woodrow Wilson
  • Give me women, wine and snuff Until I cry out 'hold, enough!' You may do so san objection Till the day of resurrection; For bless my beard then aye shall be My beloved Trinity. -- John Keats
  • Take like, say, Obama, he's called "liberal" and he's praised for his "principled objection to the Iraq war". What was his "principled objection"? He says it was a "strategic blunder," like Nazi generals after Stalingrad. -- Noam Chomsky
  • Are we Pakistanis, children of a lesser God? Is there one law for the west and one for us? Is our democracy supposed to be only democracy if you give us a no objection certificate? -- Imran Khan
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