Top 55 Objectivity Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Objectivity Quotes from famous people such as Emily Levine, Susanna Reid, Abraham Maslow, Riyad Mahrez, Karen Traviss, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Objectivity is the subject subjugating the object. That

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
As a journalist, you want to try to maintain that objectivity and detachment.
Susanna Reid
Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth.
Abraham Maslow
I had confidence in my quality, so I was always positive and had good objectivity.
Riyad Mahrez
My books deliberately provide no answers or messages. I’m 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
Perfect objectivity is always impossible, no matter who writes a person’s biography.
Pamela Stephenson
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
To my mind, a journalist needs to espouse objectivity and distance, while a writer practises an art that is more free.
Amitava Kumar
What’s the point of art, of any art, if it doesn’t let us see with a little bit of objectivity where we are?
Ali Smith
It’d be nice to claim that the American press, while maintaining objectivity and balancing against bias, is still inherently American – that they are patriots who love this country even as they report on its defects.
Ben Domenech
We just assumed that Walter Cronkite was unbiased. In hindsight, it is clear that Walter Cronkite was biased and that he used feigned objectivity as the cudgel to change the American narrative from being a right of center one to being a left of center one.
Andrew Breitbart
What I have tried to show is that the scientific attitude implies what I call 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
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
Complete objectivity is not an option. We are all subjective about the way we respond to ‘what is,’ whether it’s the people we encounter, the circumstances in our lives, or ourselves. What we can do is reduce our subjectivity – what I call ‘I see, therefore it is.’
Elizabeth Thornton
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
Critics for established venues are vetted by editors; they usually demonstrate a certain objectivity; and they come with known backgrounds and specialized knowledge.
Michael Dirda
After a 15-year career in television news, sometimes spent biting my tongue in the name of objectivity and balance, I retired to raise our two small children.
Campbell Brown
Being a psychologist did enable me to maintain objectivity.
Pamela Stephenson
I think there’s a certain objectivity that comes from being Canadian. You’re partly British and partly American; you have a good bird’s-eye view of both countries. So much of the comedy that comes out of Canada is impersonation – it’s less ‘look at me’ than it is ‘look at me playing other people.’
Eric McCormack
The difference between Koppell and Olberman types is that one gives editorializing in all its editorial frankness so there are no mistakes as to bias, and the other passes off a subtler bias as objectivity.
Dana Loesch
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
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
When you are being anti-lie or pro-truth, you come across as being anti-Trump or pro-Democrat, and it’s a very tough thing for those of us who are just working journalists and still believe in the notion of objectivity.
Dana Bash
We must take positions. Our weakness in the West is born of the fact of so-called ‘objectivity.’ Objectivity does not exist – it cannot 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
Science is based on reproducibility and manufactured objectivity. As strong as that makes its ability to generate claims about matter and energy, it also makes scientific knowledge inapplicable to the existential, visceral nature of human life, which is unique and subjective and unpredictable.
Paul Kalanithi
The demands of the time for objectivity and functionality must be fulfilled. If that clearly happens, then the buildings of our day will convey the greatness of which the age is capable, and only a fool will maintain that they lack it.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
We are vested with significant authorities, and it is our obligation as public servants to ensure that these authorities are exercised with objectivity and integrity. Anything less falls short of the FBI’s duty to the American people.
Christopher A. Wray
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
A creation needs not only subjectivity, but also objectivity.
Stephen Chow
Politics can cloud objectivity.
Skip Bayless
He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity, with the unquestioning, matter of fact interest of a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks: there’s another dog.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Science fiction, in its purest form, for me, it works t

Science fiction, in its purest form, for me, it works the best when it’s being used as metaphor to look at something from a one-step-removed process, to give a little objectivity and insight into something that, if you were applying it on the face of it, we’d all be too close to.
Noah Wyle
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
Speaking of honesty, if you’re like me you turn on the news to get information – a set of facts. If you want opinion, you come to shows like mine, where our prejudices and biases and opinions are made known; there’s no false pretenses that you’re getting pure objectivity.
S.E. Cupp
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
The journalistic endeavor – at least theoretically – is grounded in objectivity. The goal is to get you to understand what happened, when and to whom.
Victor LaValle
Rush Limbaugh advocating for objectivity is like Donald Trump advocating for humility.
Alan Colmes
I don’t know if there’s such a thing as objectivity.
Jehane Noujaim
I didn’t want to lose my subjectivity and my objectivity about my work.
Vincent Gallo
I don’t believe that there’s such a thing as objectivity in much of journalism, but I think there is a serious effort to and a regard for facts and into taking that stuff seriously is very important to the public discourse and it’s very important to democracy.
Jann Wenner
For peer review, replication, and objectivity to make any headway on the continuum, for science to find the right answers to anything, there have to be wrong – or at least unlikely – answers.
Kyle Hill
Subjectivity ceases to exist only when the mutation-like leap is made from subjectivity to objectivity, from individual existence to universal existence.
Piet Mondrian
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
I write with as much objectivity as I can.
Ernest Gaines
I think objectivity is like this strange myth that people think you’re supposed to achieve, but actually, the dirty little secret is that it’s not attainable any more than pure justice is attainable by the courts.
Sebastian Junger
Objectivity is the purpose of documentary filmmakers.
Vivek Oberoi
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
Objectivity is almost a choice you make. As a burlesque performer, I didn’t choose to be objectified.
Esme Bianco
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
Political theatre presents an entirely different set of problems. Sermonising has to be avoided at all cost. Objectivity is essential. The characters must be allowed to breathe their own air. The author cannot confine and constrict them to satisfy his own taste or disposition or prejudice.
Harold Pinter
After all, the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth.
Helene Deutsch
There was no pretense to objectivity; ‘Time’ had a partisan Republican point of view, and if it was one not shared by many of its gentrified Ivy Leaguers, few felt the compulsion to quit.
John Gregory Dunne
When ‘The Road To Hell’ happened, I didn’t know what I was doing. Your diary fills up, and you have no objectivity. At home, you’re trying your best to fit in. Sometimes I’d race from Heathrow to find myself sitting in a village hall watching my kids. It felt really weird. I didn’t enjoy it.
Chris Rea
You can write a radical Norwegian or a conservative Norwegian. And when I changed to a conservative Norwegian, I gained this distance or objectivity in the language. The gap released something in me, and in the writing, which made it possible for the protagonist to think thoughts I had never myself thought.
Karl Ove Knausgard
There is nothing more amusing than when two people known for being non-objective argue over objectivity. This is the summation of Keith Olbermann vs. Ted Koppell.
Dana Loesch