Objectivity quotes

  • A poem generated by its own laws may be unrealized and bad in terms of so-called objective principles of taste, judgement, deduction.
    -- A. R. Ammons

    #Objectivity #Law #Judgement

  • It will be helpful in our mutual objective to allow every man in America to look his neighbor in the face and see a man-not a color.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Men #Objectivity #Color

  • I did very extensive diligence on Al Jazeera English, the network from which Al Jazeera America is going to be derived, and it's really very clear that they have long since established a reputation for excellence and integrity and objectivity.
    -- Al Gore

    #Integrity #Objectivity #America

  • To see another with clarity and objectivity, one first must master stillness.
    -- Alberto Villoldo

    #Objectivity #Firsts #Clarity

  • When the waters of a lake are absolutely still, the lake reflects the trees, the sky, and everything around it perfectly. At the slightest breeze, with the smallest ripple in the waters, the lake reflects nothing but itself. To see another with clarity and objectivity, one first must master stillness. The slightest breeze of judgment or interpretation from the rational mind will create a ripple that shatters Awareness and returns us to ordinary perception.
    -- Alberto Villoldo

    #Objectivity #Sky #Lakes

  • Chess first of all teaches you to be objective.
    -- Alexander Alekhine

    #Objectivity #Chess #Firsts

  • More important than innate disposition, objective experience, and environment is the subjective evaluation of these. Furthermore, this evaluation stands in a certain, often strange, relation to reality.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Reality #Objectivity #Important

  • Any attempt to dismiss a phenomenon that is not understood merely by explaining it as hallucination becomes irrelevant when a coherent scientific theory can be applied.
    -- Amit Goswami

    #Objectivity #Hallucinations #Theory

  • It doesn’t take objectivity to know what you want, and you’re not objective enough to know what you need.
    -- Amy Neftzger

    #Objectivity #Needs #Want

  • A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Inspiration #Objectivity #Goal

  • Objectivity can only be the author's and therefore subjective, even if he is editing a newsreel.
    -- Andrei Tarkovsky

    #Editing #Objectivity

  • [Six principles that make for a good story:] 1. Absence of lengthy verbiage of a political-social-economic nature; 2. total objectivity; 3. truthful descriptions of persons and objects; 4. extreme brevity; 5. audacity and originality: flee the stereotype; 6. compassion.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Compassion #Objectivity #Political

  • What objectivity and the study of philosophy requires is not an 'open mind,' but an active mind - a mind able and eagerly willing to examine ideas, but to examine them criticially.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Philosophy #Objectivity #Ideas

  • You know it's always amazed me - I think the most startling thing that's happened in the last couple of decades is that there is no sort of objective reporting anymore.
    -- Brian De Palma

    #Couple #Thinking #Objectivity

  • One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective. Election and power are.
    -- Cal Thomas

    #Hate #Objectivity #People

  • If the poet has pursued a moral objective, he has diminished his poetic force.
    -- Charles Baudelaire

    #Objectivity #Literature #Moral

  • Your life must focus on the maximization of objectivity.
    -- Charlie Munger

    #Objectivity #Focus #Insightful

  • The cable news channels have cleverly seized on the creed of objectivity and redefined it in populist terms. They attack news based on verifiable fact for its liberal bias, for, in essence, failing to be objective, and promise a return to genuine objectivity.
    -- Chris Hedges

    #Objectivity #Essence #Promise

  • There are some situations one simply cannot be neutral about, because when you are neutral you are an accomplice. Objectivity doesn't mean treating all sides equally. It means giving each side a hearing.
    -- Christiane Amanpour

    #Mean #Objectivity #Giving

  • Even though money seems such an objective topic, it can also be the most intimate, and possibly harmful, part of a relationship.
    -- Christie Hefner

    #Objectivity #Topics #Intimate

  • Although self-reported endorsement of sexist attitudes didn’t predict hiring bias, self-reported objectivity in decision making did.
    -- Cordelia Fine

    #Attitude #Self #Objectivity

  • A common fallacy in much of the adverse criticism to which science is subjected today is that it claims certainty, infallibility and complete emotional objectivity. It would be more nearly true to say that it is based upon wonder, adventure and hope.
    -- Cyril Norman Hinshelwood

    #Adventure #Emotional #Objectivity

  • As a scientist, objectivity is one of my most deeply held values. If we could just try harder, I once thought, surely we could each see the world as others see it and learn to respect one another's views more readily. But I learned from the Pirahas, our expectations, our culture, and our experiences can render even perceptions of the environment nearly incommensurable cross-culturally.
    -- Daniel Everett

    #Life #Views #Objectivity

  • We journalists make it a point to know very little about an extremely wide variety of topics; this is how we stay objective.
    -- Dave Barry

    #Objectivity #Literature #Littles

  • Transparency is the new objectivity
    -- David Weinberger

    #Objectivity #Transparency

  • What it meant to me: a happy life, of course, companionship, of course. A common objective, I think.
    -- Denis Thatcher

    #Happy Life #Thinking #Objectivity

  • Nobody knows why we're alive; so we all create stories based on our imagination of the world; and as a community, we believe in the same story. In India, every person believes his/ her own mythosphere to be real. Indian thought is obsessed with subjectivity; Greek thought with objectivity.
    -- Devdutt Pattanaik

    #Real #Believe #Objectivity

  • We should be empty of clutching, empty of self, empty of all the old ideas of substance. We should be ‘lost in the objectivity of world-love’, as I have elsewhere put it; or, perhaps better, we should let ourselves be only an empty space filled with brightness. Life lived like that is ‘eternal’ life.
    -- Don Cupitt

    #Self #Objectivity #Ideas

  • Choosing a director is like choosing a therapist - you want somebody who is going to be a step or two ahead of you, who can interpret and articulate your intentions better than you can, with the benefit of objectivity. I look for a collaborator who is going to help bring to life, on stage, in three dimensions, what is on the page. I wouldn't want a director who imposes conceits or distrusts the text or who has prejudged the characters.
    -- Donald Margulies

    #Character #Objectivity #Two

  • If the attainment of peace is the ultimate objective of all statesmen, it is, at the same time, something very ordinary, closely tied to the daily life of each individual.
    -- Eisaku Sato

    #Objectivity #Ordinary #Daily Life

  • Objectivity is the subject subjugating the object. That is how you assert yourself. You make yourself the active voice and the object is the passive no-voice.
    -- Emily Levine

    #Objectivity #Voice #Passive

  • But particularly when the media profess to strive toward objectivity, gatekeepers play a crucial role in helping people navigate the news to make educated political decisions.
    -- Eric Alterman

    #Objectivity #Media #Play

  • The main condition for the achievement of love is the overcoming of one's narcissism. The narcissistic orientation is one in which one experiences as real only that which exists within oneself, while the phenomena in the outside world have no reality in themselves, but are experienced only from the viewpoint of their being useful or dangerous to one. The opposite pole to narcissism is objectivity; it is the faculty to see other people and things as they are, objectively, and to be able to separate this objective picture from a picture which is formed by one's desires and fears.
    -- Erich Fromm

    #Real #Love Is #Objectivity

  • I write with as much objectivity as I can.
    -- Ernest Gaines

    #Writing #Objectivity

  • News objectivity is a twentieth-century myth. We only complain about propaganda when we don't agree with it.
    -- Frank Miller

    #Objectivity #Complaining #News

  • Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you.
    -- Fred Allen

    #Life #Men #Objectivity

  • There are so many factors when you think of your own films. You think of the people you worked on it with, and somehow forget the movie. You can't forgive the movie for a long time. It takes a few years to look at it with any objectivity and forgive its flaws.
    -- George A. Romero

    #Thinking #Objectivity #Years

  • When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective.
    -- George C. Marshall

    #Motivational #Positive #Objectivity

  • Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I know no speck so troublesome as self.
    -- George Eliot

    #Self #Objectivity #Vision

  • The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.
    -- George Orwell

    #Lying #Objectivity #Deceit

  • It was when reporters became journalists and when objectivity gave way to searching for truth, that an aura of distrust and fear arose around the New Journalist.
    -- Georgie Anne Geyer

    #Objectivity #Auras #Way

  • A work of art is itself an object, first of all, and so manipulation is unavoidable: it's a prerequisite. But I needed the greater objectivity of the photograph in order to correct my own way of seeing: for instance, if I draw an object from nature, I start to stylize and to change it in accordance with my personal vision and my training. But if I paint from a photograph, I can forget all the criteria that I get from these sources. I can paint against my will, as it were. And that, to me, felt like an enrichment.
    -- Gerhard Richter

    #Photography #Art #Objectivity

  • The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity - much less dissent.
    -- Gore Vidal

    #Country #Media #Objectivity

  • The middle class male thinks he has a monopoly on objectivity.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Thinking #Objectivity #Class

  • One thing a lyricist must learn is not to fall in love with his own lines. Once you learn that, you can walk away from the lyric and look at it with a reasonable degree of objectivity.
    -- Hal David

    #Falling In Love #Objectivity #Lines

  • The focus of subjectivity is a distorting mirror.
    -- Hans-Georg Gadamer

    #Mirrors #Objectivity #Focus

  • I make no pretensions to 'objectivity,' a fraudulent concept in an era of industrialized and politicized science in which intellectual mercenaries too often serve power and greed, the ambitions of competing nation-states, or the requirements of commerce.
    -- Hazel Henderson

    #Ambition #Objectivity #Greed

  • Objectivity is a subject's delusion that observing can be done without him
    -- Heinz von Foerster

    #Objectivity #Done #Delusion

  • After all, the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth.
    -- Helene Deutsch

    #Objectivity #Goal #Research

  • A purely objective viewpoint does not exist in the cosmos or in politics.
    -- Howard Fineman

    #Objectivity #Doe #Cosmos

  • The subjectivist states his judgements, whereas the objectivist sweeps them under the carpet by calling assumptions knowledge, and he basks in the glorious objectivity of science.
    -- I. J. Good

    #Objectivity #Judgement #Calling

  • Martin, Dave, and I get together and rough out a few songs and put them on cassettes for some reference...With the actual music, I'm not interested in objectivity, quite the opposite. I want a solely and totally subjective experience...A lot of pop music is about stealing pocket money from children.
    -- Ian Anderson

    #Song #Children #Objectivity

  • The case against the notion of historical objectivity is like the case against international law, or international morality; that it does not exist.
    -- Isaiah Berlin

    #Law #Objectivity #History

  • Education is the best means-probably the only means-by which nations can cultivate a degree of objectivity about each other's behavior and intentions. It is the means by which Russians and Americans can come to understand each others' aspirations for peace and how the satisfactions of everyday life may be achieved.....
    -- J. William Fulbright

    #Educational #Mean #Objectivity

  • What is called "objectivity," scientific for instance (in which I firmly believe, in a given situation) imposes itself only within a context which is extremely vast, old, firmly established, or rooted in a network of conventions ... and yet which still remains a context.
    -- Jacques Derrida

    #Believe #Objectivity #Conventions

  • The scientific attitude implies the postulate of objectivity-that is to say, the fundamental postulate that there is no plan; that there is no intention in the universe.
    -- Jacques Monod

    #Attitude #Objectivity #Fundamentals

  • When can our brain's innate objectivity begin to flourish? Only when our inappropriate Self-centered subjectivity begins to dissolve.
    -- James H. Austin

    #Self #Objectivity #Brain

  • Objectivity? I always have an objective.
    -- Jessica Mitford


  • Objectivity? I've always had an objective.
    -- Jessica Mitford


  • It's all about people. It's all about the subjectivity of what people love.
    -- Joe Pantoliano

    #Objectivity #People #Subjectivity

  • [I shall not] discuss scientific method, but rather the methods of scientists. We proceed by common sense and ingenuity. There are no rules, only the principles of integrity and objectivity, with a complete rejection of all authority except that of fact.
    -- Joel Henry Hildebrand

    #Integrity #Objectivity #Common Sense

  • The virtual suppression of ethical discussion after 1845 produces the semblance of purely descriptive analysis, dressed in the mantle of positivist objectivity, analysis which is, in fact, strung to a framework of crude, because unexplicated, moral assumptions.
    -- John Carroll

    #Objectivity #Analysis #Facts

  • He can develop sense and style, in the manner of distinguished modern prose, in which event he may be sure that the result will not fall into any objective form.
    -- John Crowe Ransom

    #Fall #Objectivity #Style

  • I have a feeling Virtual Reality will further expose the conceit that 'reality' is a fact. It will provide another reminder of the seamless continuity between the world outside and the world within, delivering another major hit to the old fraud of objectivity. 'Real,' as Kevin Kelly put it, 'is going to be one of the most relative words we'll have.'
    -- John Perry Barlow

    #Real #Objectivity #Feelings

  • Of course, Einstein was a very great scientist indeed, and I have enormous respect for him, and great admiration for the discoveries he made. But he was very committed to a view of the objectivity of the physical world.
    -- John Polkinghorne

    #Discovery #Views #Objectivity

  • Objectivity is just male subjectivity.
    -- Jonathan Coe

    #Objectivity #Males #Subjectivity

  • Science is based on the possibility of objectivity, on the possibility of different people checking out for themselves the observations made by others. Without that possibility, there is no empirical principle capable of deciding between different arguments and theories.
    -- Jose Padilha

    #Objectivity #People #Principles

  • If there was one life skill everyone on the planet needed, it was the ability to think with critical objectivity
    -- Josh Lanyon

    #Thinking #Objectivity #Skills

  • My books deliberately provide no answers or messages. Im drilled in the habit of objectivity and also aware that the steady drip of fiction has more power than facts to shape opinion, so I handle it with caution.
    -- Karen Traviss

    #Book #Objectivity #Fiction

  • Even scientific knowledge, if there is anything to it, is not a random observation of random objects; for the critical objectivity of significant knowledge is attained as a practice only philosophically in inner action.
    -- Karl Jaspers

    #Objectivity #Practice #Action

  • A good stylist should have narcissistic enjoyment as he works. He must be able to objectivize his work to such an extent that he catches himself feeling envious and has to jog his memory to find that he is himself the creator. In short, he must display that highest degree of objectivity which the world calls vanity.
    -- Karl Kraus

    #Memories #Vanity #Objectivity

  • There is an almost universal tendency, perhaps an inborn tendency, to suspect the good faith of a man who holds opinions that differ from our own opinions. … It obviously endangers the freedom and the objectivity of our discussion if we attack a person instead of attacking an opinion or, more precisely, a theory.
    -- Karl Popper

    #Men #Objectivity #Society

  • When, in 1913, in a desperate attempt to rid art of the ballast of objectivity, I took refuge in the form of the square... the critics... sighed, "All that we loved has been lost. We are in a desert"... But the desert is filled with the spirit of non-objective feeling...
    -- Kazimir Malevich

    #Art #Squares #Objectivity

  • But when you're in something together, it's very hard to be objective and you're very subjective.
    -- Kyra Sedgwick

    #Objectivity #Together

  • But I'm not objective when I'm acting.
    -- Laura Innes

    #Objectivity #Acting

  • Objectivity and presence of mind are essential in such positions where sacrificial temptations are not always resistable.
    -- Leonid Shamkovich

    #Sacrifice #Objectivity #Temptation

  • I don't believe in objectivity. I observe the observer's paradox every moment I'm filming. Your presence is changing everything; there's no mistaking it. And you have a responsibility.
    -- Lucy Walker

    #Believe #Responsibility #Objectivity

  • Hitchcock makes it very clear to us. There's an objective and a subjective camera, like there's a third- and a first-person narrator in literature.
    -- Manuel Puig

    #Objectivity #Firsts #Narrators

  • I don’t believe in objectivity, but I do believe deeply in fairness.
    -- Margot Adler

    #Believe #Objectivity #Fairness

  • I have a kind of objective luxury about my career.
    -- Martin Short

    #Luxury #Objectivity #Careers

  • It's impossible to work under conditions where they confused negativity with objectivity. You can't fool the fans.
    -- Marv Albert

    #Confused #Objectivity #Negativity

  • Journalists hold themselves apart, and above, the common person. They have rules designed to ensure their objectivity and impartiality.
    -- Michael Arrington

    #Objectivity #Common #Journalist

  • Radical views that are outside the mainstream generally (but not always) are more reliable than the dominant view because they are more regularly challenged and tested against evidence. They do not get to float freely down the mainstream; they must swim against the current. They cannot rest on the orthodox power to foreclose dissent, and they are not supported by the unanimity of bias that passes for objectivity.
    -- Michael Pare

    #Views #Objectivity #Swim

  • Objectivity, in this sense, means that a person's statements about the world can be trusted if they are submitted to established rules deemed legitimate by a professional community. Facts here are not aspects of the world, but consensually validated statements about it.
    -- Michael Schudson

    #Mean #Objectivity #Community

  • The news is a public service. It's a way to inform people of what's going on in their world. And when you make it about ratings and make it about ad dollars, there's no incentive to inform people. The incentive is to be sensationalistic and get as many people to watch as you can without any regard for truth or objectivity.
    -- Michael Schur

    #Objectivity #People #Watches

  • Postmodernism was a reaction to modernism. Where modernism was about objectivity, postmodernism was about subjectivity. Where modernism sought a singular truth, postmodernism sought the multiplicity of truths.
    -- Miguel Syjuco

    #Objectivity #Subjectivity #Reactions

  • Quantitative methods are no more synonymous with objectivity than qualitative methods are synonymous with subjectivity.
    -- Mike Patton

    #Objectivity #Subjectivity #Method

  • A lot of journalism wants to have what they call objectivity without them having a commitment to pursuing the truth, but that doesn't work. Objectivity requires belief in and a commitment toward pursuing the truth - having an object outside of our personal point of view.
    -- Nate Silver

    #Commitment #Views #Objectivity

  • We had learned how to invent things, and the question of why we invent things receded in importance. The idea that if something could be done it should be done was born in the nineteenth century. And along with it, there developed a profound belief in all the principles through which invention succeeds: objectivity, efficiency, expertise, standardization, measurement, and progress. It also came to be believed that the engine of technological progress worked most efficiently when people are conceived of not as children of God or even as citizens but as consumers-that is to say, as markets.
    -- Neil Postman

    #Children #Objectivity #Ideas

  • The theory, hypothesis, framework, or background knowledge held by an investigator can strongly influence what is observed.
    -- Norwood Russell Hanson

    #Objectivity #Subjectivity #Influence

  • Objectivity does not exist. The word is a hypocrisy which is sustained by the lie that the truth stays in the middle. No, sir: Sometimes truth stays on one side only.
    -- Oriana Fallaci

    #Lying #Objectivity #Hypocrisy

  • Being a psychologist did enable me to maintain objectivity.
    -- Pamela Stephenson

    #Objectivity #Psychologist

  • Perfect objectivity is always impossible, no matter who writes a person's biography.
    -- Pamela Stephenson

    #Writing #Objectivity #Perfect

  • Slowly but surely, we are acquiring that famous culture of democracy, which is our objective.
    -- Paul Biya

    #Objectivity #Democracy #Culture

  • Objectivity is of the very essence of photography, its contribution and at the same time its limitation
    -- Paul Strand

    #Photography #Essence #Objectivity

  • One cannot conceive of objectivity without subjectivity.
    -- Paulo Freire

    #Objectivity #Subjectivity

  • I'm a little concerned about this notion everybody wants us to be objective.
    -- Peter Jennings

    #Objectivity #Want #Littles

  • I'm not a slave to objectivity. I'm never quite sure what it means. And it means different things to different people.
    -- Peter Jennings

    #Mean #Objectivity #People

  • Biochemists and biologists who adhere blindly to Darwinian theory search for results that will be in agreement with their theories and consequently orient their research in a given direction, whether it be in the field of ecology, ethology, sociology, demography (dynamics of populations), genetics, or paleontology. This intrusion of theories has unfortunate results: it deprives observations and experiments of their objectivity, makes them biased, and, moreover, creates false problems.
    -- Pierre-Paul Grasse

    #Knowledge #Agreement #Objectivity

  • [In geology,] As in history, the material in hand remains silent if no questions are asked. The nature of these questions depends on the "school" to which the geologist belongs and on the objectivity of his investigations. Hans Cloos called this way of interrogation "the dialogue with the earth," "das Gesprach mit der Erde."
    -- Reinout Willem van Bemmelen

    #School #Science #Objectivity