The book's lead character is both an 'object of' desire and an 'object of' pity. [=the lead character is both desired and pitied by other characters in the book]
When they take a vacation, 'money is no object'. [=they don't worry about how much something costs] They always stay at the most expensive places.
If 'cost was/were no object' [=if cost did not matter; if we had enough money] we'd buy a new car instead of fixing the old one.
(..) the See, Mr. Peabody? Impossible! Indeed, but watch what happens... when an immovable object meets an irresistible force. Penny... come here, right now. Penny, come! I'm not Penny anymore. (..)2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman