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I am interested in the non-dramatic moments in life. I`m not at all attracted to making films that are about drama. A few years back, I saw a biopic about a famous American abstract expressionist artist. And you know what? It really horrified me. (Quote by - Jim Jarmusch)

While those whom devotion to abstract discussions has rendered unobservant of the facts are too ready to dogmatize on the basis of a few observations. (Quote by - Aristotle)

What a funny thing painting is. The abstract painters always insist on their connection with the visible reality, while the so called figurative artists insist that what they really care about, is the abstract qualities of life. (Quote by - Marlene Dumas)

I`ve been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas, I just think about it. (Quote by - Stephen Wright)

When we run over libraries, persuaded of these principles, what havoc must we make? If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact or existence? No.Commit itthen tothe flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion. (Quote by - Hume, David)

I am more greatly moved by people who struggle to express themselves. Maybe it`s a middle-class British hang-up, but I prefer the abstract concept of incoherence in the face of great feeling to beautiful. (Quote by - Daniel Day-Lewis)

Up until 35 I had a slightly skewed world view. I honestly believed everybody in the world wanted to make abstract paintings, and people only became lawyers and doctors and brokers and things because they couldn't make abstract paintings. (Quote by - Frank Stella)

Life is one long struggle between conclusions based on abstract ways of conceiving cases, and opposite conclusions prompted by our instinctive perception of them. (Quote by - William James)

Literature is not an abstract science, to which exact definitions can be applied.It is an Art rather, the success of which depends on personal persuasiveness, on the author's skill to give as on ours to receive. (Quote by - Quiller)

Funerals are all abstract ceremony. (Quote by - Chuck Palahniuk)

Our ideas must agree with realities, be such realities concrete or abstract, be they facts or be they principles, under penalty of endless inconsistency and frustration. (Quote by - William James)

Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. (Quote by - Jackson Pollock)

She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way that a midget is good at being short. (Quote by - Clive James)

You need language for thought, and you need language to anticipate death. There is no abstract thought without language and no anticipation. I think the anticipation of death without language would be impossible. (Quote by - David Cronenberg)

Every form is individual, there exists none which is abstract. (Quote by - Heinse,Wilhelm)

I want people to know what it is they're looking at. But at the same time, the closer they get to the painting, it's like going back into childhood. And it's like an abstract piece.. it becomes the landscape of the brush marks rather than just sort of an intellectual landscape. (Quote by - Jenny Saville)

From all these facts there emerges a very simple abstract program for the teacher to follow in keeping the attention of the child: Begin with the line of his native interests, and offer him objects that have some immediate connection with these. (Quote by - William James)

It has been often said, even by proponents of those picturesknown inaestheticslang as Cubist and Abstract, that they have no subject matter. Such a statement is equivalent to saying that life has no subject matter. (Quote by - Davis, Stuart)

Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary-makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground. (Quote by - Walt Whitman)

There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men. (Quote by - Epicurus)

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. (Quote by - Arthur Schopenhauer)

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality. (Quote by - Pablo Picasso)

Beauty and happiness and life are all the same and they are pervasive, unattached and abstract and they are our only concern. They are immeasurable, completely lacking in substance. They are perfect and sublime. This is the subject matter of art. (Quote by - Agnes Martin)

For me, as for most novelists, every genuine imaginative event begins down there, with the facts, with the specific, and not with the philosophical, theideological, or the abstract. (Quote by - Roth, Philip Milton)

Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage. (Quote by - Auguste Comte)


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