Inanimate Objects Quotes

Inanimate Objects Quotes by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Josephine Pinckney, Billy Boyd, P. J. O’Rourke, Emily Carr, Sakyong Mipham and many others.

It is when my umbrella turns inside out that I am convi

It is when my umbrella turns inside out that I am convinced of the total depravity of inanimate things.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
there’s a natural depravity in inanimate things that’s quite shocking, when you think of it.
Josephine Pinckney
I wasn’t into Tolkien at school really. But the story is timeless, the themes that it touches on are contained in cultures all around the world. The innocent on a quest, the pretender, an inanimate object that holds evil – it’s really strange that these themes are there in so many different countries’ folklore.
Billy Boyd
Never fight an inanimate object.
P. J. O’Rourke
The house begins to be a home. The unfamiliar places are beginning to fold the familiar objects into their keeping and to cozy them down. Objects that swore at each other when the movers heaved them into the new rooms have subsided into corners and sit to lick their feet and wash their faces like cats accepting a new home.
Emily Carr
As the conceptual, material world increases its hold on us, and inanimate objects become more lifelike, we humans must become more human. Open hearts, kindness and care-these are our most precious gifts.
Sakyong Mipham
No inanimate object is ever fully determined by the laws of physics and chemistry.
Michael Polanyi
Pronouns really don’t matter in a song – ‘I’ or ‘he’ or ‘she’ or even subscribing a lyric to an inanimate object.
Conor Oberst
Our culture takes us out of the body and sells our loyalty into political systems, into religions, into inanimate objects and machines, collections, so forth and so on. The felt experience of the body is what the psychedelics are handing back to us.
Terence McKenna
A book which is left on a shelf is a dead thing but it is also a chrysalis, an inanimate object packed with the potential to burst into new life.
Susan Hill
A large, branching, aged oak is perhaps the most venerable of all inanimate objects.
William Shenstone
Inanimate objects are harmless indeed, Mr. Mortmain. But one cannot always say the same of the men who use them.
Cassandra Clare
Bombing is not especially inhumane. War itself is inhumane and the bombing plane, which is used to paralyse industry and transport, is a relatively civilised weapon. ‘Normal’ or ‘legitimate’ warfare is just as destructive of inanimate objects and enormously so of human lives.
George Orwell
I always design the hat with the wearer in mind; otherwise, it’s an inanimate object.
Philip Treacy
“Is Art worth dying for?” Well I don’t know a single inanimate object that’s worth dying for.
George Clooney
We are all victimized by the natural perversity of inanimate objects…and the assorted human beings who perpetuate and maintain this perversity.
Isaac Asimov
Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes – every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
Orison Swett Marden
The sceptics assert, though absurdly, that the origin of all religious worship was derived from the utility of inanimate objects,as the sun and moon, to the support and well-being of mankind.
David Hume
The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him.
Russell Baker
I don’t believe in blaming inanimate objects for anything.
Peter Benchley
Inkstands and tea-cups are never as full as when one upsets them.
Edith Wharton
Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories: those that don’t work, those that break down and those that get lost.
Russell Baker
Inanimate objects sometimes appear endowed with a strange power of sight. A statue notices, a tower watches, the face of an edifice contemplates.
Victor Hugo
Appliances have idiosyncracies, just like us. Unfortunately they have picked up our less attractive traits – they are proud, spiteful, and unforgiving.
Mary McGrory
I panicked when my son, Jett, stopped eating baby food. He’s only two but his food vocabulary is fantastic. He likes my baked tilapia and string beans with chopped garlic. But he really likes pizza. Sometimes every inanimate object to him is pizza.
Jill Scott
There are no inanimate objects.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
This is a slippery slope in addition to that. At what point are we going to OK marrying inanimate objects? Can – can I marry this table, or this, you know, clock? Can we marry dogs? This is ridiculous.
Rebecca Kleefisch
If the technocratic class often invokes technology, it is because these inanimate objects can take on a trajectory of their own and so cover for the manager’s inability to give leadership.
John Ralston Saul
There’s times when the crockery seems alive, an’ flies out o’ your hand like a bird. It’s like the glass, sometimes, ‘ull crack as it stands. What is to be broke will be broke.
George Eliot
They think I’m silly. I do silly things. I fall down and run into things. I talk to inanimate objects. I’ll hold a pickup stick to my ear and say, “What? What’s that? I can’t hear you
Stephen Colbert
Everything in your world is filled with intelligence, even the so-called inanimate objects. Treat them intelligently if you wish to obtain intelligent, harmonious results.
Catherine Ponder
War is not an exercise of the will directed at an inanimate matter.
Carl von Clausewitz
The bottom line is that people dont have the right to manipulate or to breed dogs and cats … If people want toys, they should buy inanimate objects. If they want companionship, they should seek it with their own kind.
Ingrid Newkirk
Of all the inanimate objects, of all men’s creations, books are the nearest to us for they contain our very thoughts, our ambitions, our indignations, our illusions, our fidelity to the truth, and our persistent leanings to error. But most of all they resemble us in their precious hold on life.
Joseph Conrad
Farm animals are just as interesting and intelligent as the dogs and cats who we know a bit betterYet they are treated by the meat industry as though they are inanimate objects with no feelings or personalities.
Emily Deschanel
When I glanced at the chair, it started to shake. I’d like to think it was scared of me, but I rarely invoked that response in living things, let alone inanimate objects.
Kelley Armstrong
When sperm and egg unite, something goes from inanimate to animate. It is life.
Mitt Romney
In Tantric Buddhism we call the inherent knowledge that all animate and inanimate objects possess of themselves – their emptiness.
Frederick Lenz
The mortality of all inanimate things is terrible to me, but that of books most of all.
William Dean Howells
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
I am intrigued by inanimate objects. They’re a piece of history, someone’s statement and ideas of life.
Mike Mills
Thus it seemed to Haeckel that such simple life could easily be produced from inanimate material.
Michael Behe
I do have a tendency to invest inanimate objects with human qualities.
Matthea Harvey
I find it ridiculous to assign a gender to an inanimate object incapable of disrobing and making an occasional fool of itself.
David Sedaris
From inanimate object, to microorganism, to plant, to insect, to animal, to human, there is an evolving level of intelligence.
Bryan Kest
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