Objectively quotes:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Decisions should be based on facts, objectively considered. -- Marvin Bower
  • Life's pretty funny when you're objectively on the outside looking at it. -- Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune. -- Woody Allen
  • In some instances, the accuracy of past-life memories can be objectively verified, sometimes with remarkable detail. -- Stanislav Grof
  • 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
  • Overcoming the myth that there is such a thing as an objectively defined 'free market' is the first step towards understanding capitalism. -- Ha-Joon Chang
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. -- Ha-Joon Chang
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • True expression is hard when performing opera. The problem is that opera relies on the dramatic context of the piece. It can be interpreted and represented, but there are guidelines; there is a vocabulary within the pieces that you must know objectively and reflect. -- Zola Jesus
  • Each of us has a very rich nature and can look at things objectively, from a distance, and at the same time can have something more personal to say about them. I am trying to look at the world, and at myself, from many different points of view. I think many poets have this duality. -- Wislawa Szymborska
  • Indeed, Russia and the U.S. were allies during the two tragic conflicts of the Second and the First World Wars, which allows us to think there's something objectively bringing us together in difficult times, and I think - I believe - it has to do with geopolitical interests and also has a moral component. -- Vladimir Putin
  • There are pros and cons of experience. A con is that you can't look at the business with a fresh pair of eyes and as objectively as if you were a new CEO. Fire yourself on a Friday night and come in on Monday morning as if a search firm put you there as a turn-around leader. Can you be objective and make the bold change? -- Andrea Jung
  • Every time I make a new game, I put all of my effort completely into that game. It's like putting all your effort into a new child that's being born. Once the project is done, I can step back and look at it objectively, which is when I can see a lot of flaws. That's when I start to make a new game that tries to fix some of those flaws. -- Hideo Kojima
  • Pacifism is objectively pro-Fascist -- George Orwell
  • I am not an adolescent, nor a romantic. I analyze objectively. -- Dilma Rousseff
  • When you can't see yourself objectively, you won't see anyone else objectively, either. -- Harriet Lerner
  • We are all creatures of our ancestry! There is no right and wrong, objectively. -- Piers Anthony
  • 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
  • Until we see ourselves from the outside objectively, we will automatically project our motives on other people. -- Stephen R. Covey
  • Deal honestly and objectively with yourself; intellectual honesty and personal courage are the hallmarks of great character. -- Brian Tracy
  • We are so bemused by our own petard, that we are unable to look at things objectively. -- Julia Child
  • We must look at alternatives objectively, and not try to fit the future into our present social mould. -- Jacque Fresco
  • One thing that America is objectively exceptional at is overreacting whenever anyone accuses them of not being exceptional. -- John Oliver
  • Evaluate wins and losses objectively, focusing more on effort and execution than on the outcome of the game -- Morgan Wootten
  • Decisions should be based on facts, objectively considered what I call the fact-founded, thought-through approach to decision making. -- Marvin Bower
  • I don't think objectively we are in a tech bubble when tech stocks are at a 30 year low. -- Marc Andreessen
  • He's psychologically damaged, I suppose, if you stand back and look objectively at him, but then, who isn't? -- Paul Darrow
  • The assertion that men are objectively equal is so absurd that it does not even merit being refuted. -- Vilfredo Pareto
  • I don't think the world objectively exists the way we think it exists. There's a constant sort of storytelling process. -- Charlie Kaufman
  • I think I have a tendency to look at things subjectively rather than objectively when I reflect on my experience. -- Ricky Williams
  • Shows itself in the notion that what may be objectively true may in the mouth of certain people become false. -- Soren Kierkegaard
  • The nuclear family must be destroyed... Whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process. -- Linda Gordon
  • A military mindset is objectively analyzing a planned course of action and anticipating the likely consequences before you take that action. -- Tulsi Gabbard
  • It is very important to learn to weigh up objectively (or assess intuitively) the totality of the competitive and psychological factors. -- Mark Dvoretsky
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Christian faith is not an irrational leap.Examined objectively, the claims of the Bible are rational propositions well supported by reason and evidence. -- Lee Strobel
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • After years in utter darkness, I force my eyes into the light. For I must retain my sight, that I might view the wholeness of the void, objectively. -- Justin K. McFarlane Beau
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • For those whose exclusive norm of constitutional judging is merely fair reading of language applied to facts objectively viewed, 'Brown' must either be flat-out wrong or a very mystifying decision. -- David Souter
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • What a school of politeness is such a contemplation of the past! To take everything objectively, to be angry at nothing, to love nothing, to understand everything-- makes one gentle and pliable. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
  • 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
  • Every specific human being, however, thinks, judges, imagines, wills and expresses himself or herself in a unique, dissimilar, and unrepeatable mode--a mode of unpredictable difference, or otherness, which objectively defies description or delimitation. -- Christos Yannaras
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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