Best 239 of Abstract quotes - MyQuotes
I have been continuously aware that in painting, I am always dealing with... a relational structure. Which in turn makes permission 'to be abstract' no problem at all.
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.
Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.
I think everybody deserves freedom. Freedom is such an abstract word, but it's all we need.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Woman" in the abstract is young, and, we assume, charming. As they get older they pass off the stage, somehow, into private ownership mostly, or out of it altogether.
There is plenty of courage among us for the abstract, but not for the concrete.
The abstract, unreal freedom of the liberal intellect was really nothing more than childish disobedience, amplified into anarchy.
I wanted to be an abstract painter, but I was rotten at it.
All religions are good 'in principle' - but unfortunately this abstract Good has only rarely prevented their practitioners from behaving like bastards.
I'm interested in producing truncated shapes in proportion to the frame and composition, shapes that are preferably luminous. I'm not interested in the full-figure. I want to abstract forms.
All investigations of Time, however sophisticated or abstract, have at their true base the human fear of mortality.
Most people would have found it grotesque, but when you're in love nothing is so abstract or horrible that it can't be thought of as cute.
We invoke the sacrifices of our fallen heroes in the abstract, but we seldom take time to thank them individually.
Sanctuary cities are a lot like hitchhiking. And the abstract, it feels really good until you feel dead.
Prefer the familiar word to the far-fetched. Prefer the concrete word to the abstract. Prefer the single word to the circumlocution. Prefer the short word to the long. Prefer the Saxon word to the Romance.
I tried to think these thoughts but they remained intolerably abstract, while a pain in my body told me what was real.
After being an Impressionist, Cubist, and an Abstract Expressionist, I was influenced by realistic artists, including Andrew Wyeth in the late '50s, and I haven't changed my style since.
None of the abstract concepts comes closer to fulfilled utopia than that of eternal peace.
I always just been a fan of the music... and the aesthetic only in an abstract sense.
Merry a mind is of a weeping willow roots raising concrete be in fit out all abstract.
The only and one way to say what abstract art or art-as-art is, is to say what it is not.
I feel like i am parked diagonally in a parallel universe
I never found anybody I wanted to spend my life with. People say, "Didn't you want to get married?" Well, sure, but it's not abstract, there has to be someone you want to marry. I'm pretty traditional. Marriage would have to come first, before kids.
Psychologically, the teaching of abstractions first is wrong. Indeed, a thorough understanding of the concrete must precede the abstract.
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.
In a strict sense photography can never be abstract, for the camera is incapable of synthetic integration.
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.
It [abstract art] should be enjoyed just as music is enjoyed after a while you may like it or you may not.
There is more fine abstract design in Navajo rugs than in all these modern paintings.
Color is for me the purest form of expression, the purest abstract reality.
I'm not religious in any way but I am very spiritual. Music is holy to me. It's like my religion. It's sacred. It feels unearthly; it makes me feel a way that talking to somebody doesn't make me feel, it's something you can't even wrap your head around. It's not abstract, you can't even grasp it - that's what music is to me.
That subject has lost its one time appeal to economists as our science has become more abstract, but my interest has even grown more intense as the questions raised by the sociology of science became more prominent.
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.
Abstract painters: redefine your perspectives. Think in terms of the whole, not simply its parts.
As Buddhist teachers often point out, knowledge, in the sense of prajña, is not knowledge about anything. There is no abstract knower of an experience that is separate from the experience itself.
Hope isn't an abstract theory about where human aspirations end and the impossible begins; it's a never-ending experiment, continually expanding the boundaries of the possible.
With abstract work, I never was quite sure what it was that felt right about the painting, but I did know that I responded to it and I liked whatever it was offering 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.
John Stuart Mill
It would not be easy even for an unbeliever, to find a better translation of the rule of virtue from the abstract into the concrete, than to endeavor so to live that Christ would approve our life.
Film is abstract, not definite. It is a dream.
There is no such thing as educational value in the abstract. The notion that some subjects and methods and that acquaintance with certain facts and truths possess educational value in and of themselves is the reason why traditional education reduced the material of education so largely to a diet of predigested materials.
Realism' has been abandoned in the search for reality: the 'principal objective' of abstract art is precisely this reality.
No cause, no God, no abstract idea can justify the mass slaughter of innocents.
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.
I wanted to be a painter, somewhere between Abstract Expressionism and Pop.
I never use nature as a starting point. I never abstract from nature; I never consciously think of nature when I paint.
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.
Theater is far superior to film in poetry, in abstract poetry.
Our impartiality is kept for abstract merit and demerit, which none of us ever saw.
Abstract truth has no value unless it incarnates in human beings who represent it, by proving their readiness to die for it.