Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience... from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation.
— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Addiction, obesity, starvation (anorexia nervosa) are political problems, not psychiatric: each condenses and expresses a contest between the individual and some other person or persons in his environment over the control of the individual's body.
Thomas Szasz condensation quote

If you must cry over spilled milk then please try to condense it
— Unknown

Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol and an audience is electrified.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open himself to all the influences of the places which condense centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence.
— condensation quotation by Max Lerner