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

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