He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable.
— Thomas Babington Macaulay

Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.
William R. Alger portability quote

Portability quotes
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A work of art when placed in a gallery loses its charge, and becomes a portable object or surface disengaged from the outside world.
— Robert Smithson

Coal is a portable climate. It carries the heat of the tropics to Labrador and the polar circle; and it is the means of transporting itself whithersoever it is wanted. Watt and Stephenson whispered in the ear of mankind their secret, that a half-ounce of coal will draw two tons a mile, and coal carries coal, by rail and by boat, to make Canada as warm as Calcutta, and with its comfort brings its industrial power.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fewer and fewer Americans possess objects that have a patina, old furniture, grandparents pots and pans -- the used things, warm with generations of human touch, essential to a human landscape. Instead, we have our paper phantoms, transistorized landscapes. A featherweight portable museum.
— portability quotation by Susan Sontag