What is object?

Famous quotes containing the word object:

    The hero is a feeling, a man seen
    As if the eye was an emotion,
    As if in seeing we saw our feeling
    In the object seen and saved that mystic
    Against the sight, the penetrating,
    Pure eye.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    An absolute can only be given in an intuition, while all the rest has to do with analysis. We call intuition here the sympathy by which one is transported into the interior of an object in order to coincide with what there is unique and consequently inexpressible in it. Analysis, on the contrary, is the operation which reduces the object to elements already known.
    Henri Bergson (1859–1941)

    Confusion of sign and object is original sin coeval with the word.
    Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)