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We invoke the sacrifices of our fallen heroes in the abstract, but we seldom take time to thank them individually.

Rahm Emanuel, politician

The ABC of our profession is to avoid these large abstract terms in order to try to discover behind them the only concrete realities, which are human beings.

Marc Bloch, historian

The abstract analysis of the world by mathematics and physics rests on the concepts of space and time.

James J. Gibson, psychologist

Washington isn't a city, it's an abstraction.

Dylan Thomas, poet

Many attempts have been made by writers on art and poetry to define beauty in the abstract, to express it in the most general terms, to find some universal formula for it.

Walter Pater, critic

We are so much the victims of abstraction that with the Earth in flames we can barely rouse ourselves to wander across the room and look at the thermostat.

Terence McKenna, writer

There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.

Epicurus, philosopher

The longer mathematics lives the more abstract - and therefore, possibly also the more practical - it becomes.

E. T. Bell, mathematician

Whatever life may really be, it is to us an abstraction: for the word is a generalised term to signify that which is common to all animals and plants, and which is not directly operative in the inorganic world.

Oliver Joseph Lodge, physicist

Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited; and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division; and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts.

Joseph Stalin, leader

She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way that a midget is good at being short.

Clive James, writer

Reflective abstraction, however, is based not on individual actions but on coordinated actions.

Jean Piaget, psychologist

When I conform to truth, I do not conform to an abstract principle; I conform to the nature of God.

Kenneth L. Pike, sociologist

None of the abstract concepts comes closer to fulfilled utopia than that of eternal peace.

Theodor Adorno, philosopher

In the abstract conception of universal wrong, all concrete responsibility vanishes.

Theodor Adorno, philosopher

I was a student at Harvard, and that's where I learned about so-called avant-garde music. Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism and painting were well known at this time.

Henry Flynt, artist

I am at war... with the principal personage of traditional philosophy, that abstract subject who masquerades as everyone and anyone, but is really a male subject in disguise.

Pam Gems, playwright

It was the point where things became much more abstract and less literal than in the bulk of the film, which was hardcore rockets and space and planets - all a fairly straightforward evolution from what I had been doing before.

Douglas Trumbull, director

Abstraction is everybody's zero but nobody's nought.

Robert Smithson, artist

History is representational, while time is abstract; both of these artifices may be found in museums, where they span everybody's own vacancy.

Robert Smithson, artist

It is about this very abstract sense of displacement that he feels the moment he turns off the television.

Atom Egoyan, director

Of all the arts, music is really the most abstract.

Leo Ornstein, composer

To say it another way, thinking, however abstract, originates in an embodied subjectivity, at once overdetermined and permeable to contingent events.

Teresa de Lauretis, author

Abstraction is a mental process we use when trying to discern what is essential or relevant to a problem; it does not require a belief in abstract entities.

Tom G. Palmer, educator

You're assisting the audience to understand; you're giving them a bridge or an access. And if you don't give them that, if you keep it more abstract, it's almost more pure. It's a cooler thing.

Jim Henson, entertainer

What is important, then, is not that the critic should possess a correct abstract definition of beauty for the intellect, but a certain kind of temperament, the power of being deeply moved by the presence of beautiful objects.

Walter Pater, critic

When friends and lovers die and your world gets quieter; that's when the silence comes closer; that's when next isn't the least bit theoretical or abstract.

Bruce Jackson, public servant

We shall suffer no attachment to literature, no taste for abstract discussion, no love of purely intellectual theories, to seduce us from our devotion to the cause of the oppressed, the down trodden, the insulted and injured masses of our fellow men.

George Ripley, activist

The atmosphere is different in Congress after September 11. Terrorism is no longer an abstract issue, but a real, tangible threat.

Howard Berman, politician

The man of science, like the man of letters, is too apt to view mankind only in the abstract, selecting in his consideration only a single side of our complex and many-sided being.

James G. Frazer, scientist

Even the recognition of an individual whom we see every day is only possible as the result of an abstract idea of him formed by generalization from his appearances in the past.

James G. Frazer, scientist

The Geometer has the special privilege to carry out, by abstraction, all constructions by means of the intellect. Who, then, would wish to prevent me from freely considering figures hanging on a balance imagined to be at an infinite distance beyond the confines of the world?

Evangelista Torricelli, scientist

The wars of the future will be fought by computer technicians and by lawyers and high-altitude specialists, and that may mean war will be increasingly abstract, hard to think about and hard to control.

Michael Ignatieff, politician

No nude, however abstract, should fail to arouse in the spectator some vestige of erotic feeling, even if it be only the faintest shadow - and if it does not do so it is bad art and false morals.

Kenneth Clark, author

By object is meant some element in the complex whole that is defined in abstraction from the whole of which it is a distinction.

John Dewey, philosopher

An administrator in a bureaucratic world is a man who can feel big by merging his non-entity in an abstraction. A real person in touch with real things inspires terror in him.

Marshall McLuhan, philosopher

From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man - the function of his reasoning mind.

Ayn Rand, writer

To really be on stage and not know what you're going to say, and to be able to say something that makes people laugh, or do something that's sort of abstract or off the beaten path and have people connect to it by just putting your ideas together, that really makes me happy.

Mary Lynn Rajskub, actress

Sometimes I have these abstract ideas and then lose track of myself.

Julia Stiles, actress

The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn't make it.

Henry A Kissinger, diplomat

I never learned to verbalize an abstract musical concept. No thank you. The whole point of being a serious musician is to avoid verbalization whenever you can.

Virgil Thomson, composer

Do you not see, first, that - as a mental abstract - physical force is directly opposed to morality; and secondly, that it practically drives out of existence the moral forces?

Auberon Herbert, writer

We call those works of art concrete that came into being on the basis of their inherent resources and rules - without external borrowing from natural phenomena, without transforming those phenomena, in other words: not by abstraction.

Max Bill, architect

The dynamic element in my philosophy, taken as a whole, can be seen as an obstinate and untiring battle against the spirit of abstraction.

Gabriel Marcel, philosopher

I am what you might call abstractly anti-capitalist. For instance, I am suspicious of the old leftists who focus all their hatred on the United States. What about Chinese neo-colonialism? Why are the left silent about that? When I say this, it annoys them, of course. Good!

Slavoj Zizek, philosopher

Every abstract picture of the world is as impossible as a blueprint of a storm. Don't be ashamed because you're human: be proud! Inside you, vaults behind vaults open endlessly. You will never be finished, and that's as it should be.

Tomas Transtromer, writer

Some manufacturers illustrate their advertisements with abstract paintings. I would only do this if I wished to conceal from the reader what I was advertising.

David Ogilvy, businessman

Verse is not written, it is bled; Out of the poet's abstract head. Words drip the poem on the page; Out of his grief, delight and rage.

Paul Engle, poet

Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity.

William Manchester, historian

I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality, abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery.

Eric Cantona, athlete

Let me first say that I don't think the millennium target of cutting global poverty in half is an impossible or abstract target. I think it is a real and achievable goal.

Gro Harlem Brundtland, politician

I am dominated by one thing, an irresistible, burning attraction towards the abstract.

Gustave Moreau, artist

Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature.

Josef Albers, artist

The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.

Lucian Freud, artist

The more chaos there is, the more science holds on to abstract systems of control, and the more chaos is engendered.

William Irwin Thompson, philosopher

I hardly need to abstract things, for each object is unreal enough already, so unreal that I can only make it real by means of painting.

Max Beckmann, artist

Height, width, and depth are the three phenomena which I must transfer into one plane to form the abstract surface of the picture, and thus to protect myself from the infinity of space.

Max Beckmann, artist

For example, in painting the form arises from abstract elements of line and color, while in cinema the material concreteness of the image within the frame presents - as an element - the greatest difficulty in manipulation.

Sergei Eisenstein, director

The investigations which have seemingly been the most purely abstract have often formed the foundation of the most important changes or improvements in the conditions of human life.

Theodor Svedberg, scientist

They are imbeciles who call my work abstract. That which they call abstract is the most realistic, because what is real is not the exterior but the idea, the essence of things.

Constantin Brancusi,

But this emphasis would be lavished in vain, if it served, in your opinion, only to abstract a general type from phenomena whose particularity in our work would remain the essential thing for you, and whose original arrangement could be broken up only artificially.

Jacques Lacan, psychologist

In contrast, traditional classical music starts from an abstract musical schema. This is then notated and only expressed in concrete sound as a last stage, when it is performed.

Pierre Schaeffer, composer

I think we're much smarter than we were. Everybody knows that abstract art can be art, and most people know that they may not like it, even if they understand there's another purpose to it.

Roy Lichtenstein, artist

Within two hours of where I live, you have mountains and desert as location. I like the natural elements that abstract into light, texture, shape and shadow.

Herb Ritts, photographer

One thus sees that a new kind of theory is needed which drops these basic commitments and at most recovers some essential features of the older theories as abstract forms derived from a deeper reality in which what prevails in unbroken wholeness.

David Bohm, scientist

This paper was one of my digressions into abstract economics.

William Vickrey, educator

A lot of the lyrical ideas do have a lot of meaning in a way, although it is somewhat abstracted.

Thurston Moore, musician

Red Carpet has a nice package abstraction layer that allows us to support RPMs and DEBs transparently.

Nat Friedman, businessman

War is an abstraction.

Bruce Jackson, public servant

They tend to be pretty abstract ones then, like doing what will have the best consequences; obviously you wouldn't specify what consequences are best, they may be different in some circumstances, so at a lower, more specific level, you may well get differences.

Peter Singer, philosopher

For my own part, I abandon the ethics of duty to the Hegelian critique with no regrets; it would appear to me, indeed, to have been correctly characterized by Hegel as an abstract thought, as a thought of understanding.

Paul Ricoeur, philosopher

Whitman was Emerson translated from the abstract into the concrete.

John Burroughs, author

The universe is governed by science. But science tells us that we can't solve the equations, directly in the abstract.

Stephen Hawking, scientist

My 2020 Vision for India is to transform it into a developed nation. That cannot be abstract; it is a lifeline.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

Everything will be all right - you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction and see it as a drawing they made themselves.

Dag Hammarskjold, diplomat

I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual; I'm too abstract; I think too much.

Newt Gingrich, politician

Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.

Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

The type of contract between players and producers is, I feel, antiquated in form and abstract in concept. We have no privacies which producers cannot invade, they trade us like cattle, boss us like children.

Teresa Wright, actress

I have this certain vision of the way I want my comics to look; this sort of photographic realism, but with a certain abstraction that comics can give. It's kind of a fine line.

Daniel Clowes, author

I felt the most intense pleasure in piercing the stone in order to make an abstract form and space; quite a different sensation from that of doing it for the purpose of realism.

Barbara Hepworth, artist

I was worried in the '80s that the best abstract painting had become obsessed with materiality, and painterly gestures and materiality were up against the wall.

Frank Stella, artist

Up until 35 I had a slightly skewed world view. I honestly believed everybody in the world wanted to make abstract paintings, and people only became lawyers and doctors and brokers and things because they couldn't make abstract paintings.

Frank Stella, artist

I do not see scales as abstract.

James Galway, musician

The first type of abstraction from objects I shall refer to as simple abstraction, but the second type I shall call reflective abstraction, using this term in a double sense.

Jean Piaget, psychologist

On the one hand, there are individual actions such as throwing, pushing, touching, rubbing. It is these individual actions that give rise most of the time to abstraction from objects.

Jean Piaget, psychologist

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