Best 239 of Abstract quotes - MyQuotes
I feel like i am parked diagonally in a parallel universe
It is cut, polished; for a breath, it passes between the hands of men
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are not talking about a new cognition in relation to abstract art, rather a new area of cognition.
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.
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.
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.
Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Pacifism, the preaching of peace in the abstract, is one of the means of duping the working class.
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.
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.
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.
The universe is governed by science. But science tells us that we can't solve the equations, directly in the abstract.
Abstract painting is dead. That's why it has become so interesting again.
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.
It [abstract art] should be enjoyed just as music is enjoyed after a while you may like it or you may not.
Abstract means literally to draw from or separate. In this sense every artist is abstract.
Everything you do is political, even if it's abstract. You're making a political statement even if it's unwittingly.
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.
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.
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.
Children in the abstract, had never appealed to me. They seemed to be loud creatures, often dripping some form of goo.
Writing is an abstract art of drawing pictures of the conscious and subconscious mind with words.
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.
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.
Condemnation by category is the lowest form of hatred, for it is cold-hearted and abstract, lacking even the courage of a personal hatred.
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.
Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete.
Abstract painters: redefine your perspectives. Think in terms of the whole, not simply its parts.
In abstract love of humanity one almost always only loves oneself.
I try to make concrete that which is abstract.
It is easier to take a position in the abstract than when it hits home.
History is representational, while time is abstract; both of these artifices may be found in museums, where they span everybody's own vacancy
The abstract, unreal freedom of the liberal intellect was really nothing more than childish disobedience, amplified into anarchy.
Psychologically, the teaching of abstractions first is wrong. Indeed, a thorough understanding of the concrete must precede the abstract.
When you're working with an object, you can put in almost anything you want, you can make it abstract.
The abstract has no emotional content... the abstract is more powerful the more abstract it is.
All good art is abstract in its structure.
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.
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.
Eric Temple Bell
The longer mathematics lives the more abstract - and therefore, possibly also the more practical - it becomes.
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.
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.
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.
I wanted to be a painter, somewhere between Abstract Expressionism and Pop.