Abstraction Quotes

David Levithan

abstraction, n.

Love is one kind of abstraction. And then there are those nights when I sleep alone, when I curl into a pillow that isn't you, when I hear the tiptoe sounds that aren't yours. It's not as if I can conjure you up completely. I must embrace the idea of you instead.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I would put myself in the attitude to look in the eye an abstract truth, and I cannot. I blench and withdraw on this side and on that. I seem to know what he meant who said, No man can see God face to face and live.

Paul Karl Feyerabend

All religions are good 'in principle' - but unfortunately this abstract Good has only rarely prevented their practitioners from behaving like bastards.

Wassily Kandinsky

Colour is a power which directly influences the soul.

Fulton J. Sheen

Remember that every science is based upon an abstraction. An abstraction is taking a point of view or looking at things under a certain aspect or from a particular angle. All sciences are differentiated by their abstraction.

Gustave Flaubert

Abstraction can provide stumbling blocks for people of strange intelligence.

Melvin Schwartz

Mathematics is much more than a language for dealing with the physical world. It is a source of models and abstractions which will enable us to obtain amazing new insights into the way in which nature operates.

Gabriel Marcel

Il est de toute nécessité que je perde conscience de la réalité individuelle de l'être que je puis être amené à supprimer.

Richard Diebenkorn

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

Henri Poincaré

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.

William James

Our intelligence cannot wall itself up alive, like a pupa in a chrysalis. It must at any cost keep on speaking terms with the universe that engendered it.

Marty Rubin

Music is the most abstract of the arts; dance, the most concrete.

Ernest Hemingway

Abstract words such as glory, honor, courage, or hallow were obscene beside the concrete names of villages, the numbers of roads, the names of rivers, the numbers of regiments and the dates.

D.H. Lawrence

And in this passion for understanding her soul lay close to his; she had him all to herself. But he must be made abstract first.

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