Best 239 of Abstract quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 16 Sep

Anonymous

I feel like i am parked diagonally in a parallel universe

By Anonym 16 Sep

Anthony Doerr

It is cut, polished; for a breath, it passes between the hands of men

By Anonym 17 Sep

Maggie Nelson

Once we name something, you said, we can never see it the same way again. All that is unnameable falls away, gets lost, is murdered. You called this the cookie-cutter function of our minds. You said that you knew this not from shunning language but from immersion in it, on the screen, in conversation, onstage, on the page.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Scott Adams

Some physicists describe gravity in terms of ten dimensions all curled up. But those aren't real words-just placeholders, used to refer to parts of abstract equations.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Walter Pater

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Morby

I was never really seeking to play music. I knew I wanted to do it, but I think I wasn't seeking it out because it seemed so abstract to me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Roy Blount

When money gets too far away from actual, physical, real equity and property it gets too abstract and too distantly derived and then suddenly it's not worth anything anymore. And the same is true of language.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Amy Sillman

That’s the huge problem with an abstract painting. When are you done? You’re done when you don’t want to do it anymore.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Asger Jorn

We are not talking about a new cognition in relation to abstract art, rather a new area of cognition.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Martha Boles

Teaching is a dialogue, and it is through the process of engaging students that we see ideas taken from the abstract and played out in concrete visual form. Students teach us about creativity through their personal responses to the limits we set, thus proving that reason and intuition are not antithetical. Their works give aesthetic visibility to mathematical ideas.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jez Williams

We know how to work certain toys, and if you've got something in your head you know how to get in on tape, even if it's got an abstract sound to it. We are kind of producers as well as a band, so we're a self-contained unit. We can produce our own record as well as write it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Eugene Meatyard

I have always tried to keep truth in my photographs. My work, whether realistic or abstract, has always dealt with a form of religion or imagination.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Al Capp

Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vladimir Lenin

Pacifism, the preaching of peace in the abstract, is one of the means of duping the working class.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pat Steir

I consider my work non-objective and I think abstract is an abstraction of something, like a landscape. Abstraction means something is abstracted. It relates to something. Non-objective relates to nothing. It has no object.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edsger Dijkstra

Write a paper promising salvation, make it a "structured" something or a "virtual" something, or "abstract," "distributed" or "higher-order" or "applicative" and you can almost be certain of having started a new cult.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Toni Morrison

I was talking about time. It`s so hard for me to believe in it. Some things go. Pass on. Some things just stay. I used to think it`s just my rememory. You know. Some things you forget. Other things you never do. But it`s not. [...] What I remember is a picture floating around out there outside my head. I mean, even if I don`t think it, even if I die, the picture of what I did, or knew, or saw is still out there. [...] Someday you be walking down the road and you hear something or see something going on. So clear. And you think it`s you thinking it up. A thought picture. But no. It`s when you bump into a rememory that belongs to somebody else.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stephen Hawking

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Martin

Abstract painting is dead. That's why it has become so interesting again.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mike Leigh

As a general habit and general tendency, I prefer not to bog a piece down with a great number of transitory, contemporary references, because in the end, I'm concerned, not in an abstract way, but an actual way, with creating a world which has a universality to it - even though what goes on is made up of texture and detail, contemporary detail.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jackson Pollock

It [abstract art] should be enjoyed just as music is enjoyed after a while you may like it or you may not.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Diebenkorn

Abstract means literally to draw from or separate. In this sense every artist is abstract.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Drooker

Everything you do is political, even if it's abstract. You're making a political statement even if it's unwittingly.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Saim . A. Cheeda

When you’ve been given a curse of perspective you don’t stop to consider the gift of oversight that most humans have been bestowed with.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Hiss

Our relationship with places is a close bond, intricate in nature, and not abstract, not remote at all: It's enveloping, almost a continuum with all we are and think.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Snow

You have to act and this is something that happened in abstract expressionism too, it was a discovery particularly in De Kooning's paintings, great paintings. There's a lot of speed in his work and the speed produces things that only speed can produce.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephenie Meyer

Children in the abstract, had never appealed to me. They seemed to be loud creatures, often dripping some form of goo.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Debasish Mridha

Writing is an abstract art of drawing pictures of the conscious and subconscious mind with words.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

When individuals and nations have once got in their heads the abstract concept of full-blown liberty, there is nothing like it in its uncontrollable strength.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ursula K. Le Guin

I know who I was, I can tell you who I may have been, but I am, now, only in this line of words I write.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Wendell Berry

Condemnation by category is the lowest form of hatred, for it is cold-hearted and abstract, lacking even the courage of a personal hatred.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Rand

Pictures, abstract symbols, materials, and colors are among the ingredients with which a designer or engineer works. To design is to discover relationships and to make arrangements and rearrangements among these ingredients.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean-paul Sartre

Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joshua L. Goldberg

Abstract painters: redefine your perspectives. Think in terms of the whole, not simply its parts.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fyodor Dostoevsky

In abstract love of humanity one almost always only loves oneself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Juan Gris

I try to make concrete that which is abstract.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dennis Prager

It is easier to take a position in the abstract than when it hits home.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Smithson

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Roger Scruton

The abstract, unreal freedom of the liberal intellect was really nothing more than childish disobedience, amplified into anarchy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Morris Kline

Psychologically, the teaching of abstractions first is wrong. Indeed, a thorough understanding of the concrete must precede the abstract.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Claes Oldenburg

When you're working with an object, you can put in almost anything you want, you can make it abstract.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cecil Balmond

The abstract has no emotional content... the abstract is more powerful the more abstract it is.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Strand

All good art is abstract in its structure.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Eric Temple Bell

These estimates may well be enhanced by one from F. Klein (1849-1925), the leading German mathematician of the last quarter of the nineteenth century. 'Mathematics in general is fundamentally the science of self-evident things.' ... If mathematics is indeed the science of self-evident things, mathematicians are a phenomenally stupid lot to waste the tons of good paper they do in proving the fact. Mathematics is abstract and it is hard, and any assertion that it is simple is true only in a severely technical sense—that of the modern postulational method which, as a matter of fact, was exploited by Euclid. The assumptions from which mathematics starts are simple; the rest is not.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gilles Deleuze

Philosophy is not in a state of external reflection on other domains, but in a state of active and internal alliance with them, and it is neither more abstract nor more difficult.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eric Temple Bell

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Talib Kweli

You make knowledge relevant to life and you make it important for children to learn things that will really relate to things going on in their lives, and not abstract.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Theodore L. Cuyler

Know what your sin is and confess it; but do not imagine that you have approved yourself a penitent by confessing sin in the abstract.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Katharine Fullerton Gerould

I have always, privately and humbly, thought it a pity that so good a word [as culture] should go out of the best vocabularies; for when you lose an abstract term, you are apt to lose the thing it stands for.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Aaron Huey

I wanted to be a painter, somewhere between Abstract Expressionism and Pop.