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Everyone who makes films has to be an athlete to a certain degree because cinema does not come from abstract academic thinking; it comes from your knees and thighs. (Quote by - Werner Herzog)

You like it, that's all, whether it's a landscape or abstract. You like it. It hits you. You don't have to read it. The work of art-sculpture or painting-forces your eye. (Quote by - Clement Greenberg)

From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man -- the function of his reasoning mind. (Quote by - Ayn Rand)

I`m sure you`ve heard that description, `Jimmy Stewart from Mars.` Yes. Because a part of him is really so sweet and pure and innocent. He`d tell me my take was `Jim-dandy`, or `Doggone it, Sherilyn, that was cool. (Quote by - Sherilyn Fenn)

In our search after the Knowledge of Substances, our want of Ideas, that are suitable to such a way of proceeding, obliges us to a quite different method. We advance not here, as in the other (where our abstract Ideas are real as well as nominal Essences) by contemplating our Ideas, and considering their Relations and Correspondencies; that helps us very little, for the Reasons, and in another place we have at large set down. By which, I think it is evident, that Substances afford Matter of very little general Knowledge; and the bare Contemplation of their abstract Ideas, will carry us but a very little way in the search of Truth and Certainty. What then are we to do for the improvement of our Knowledge in Substantial beings? Here we are to take a quite contrary Course, the want of Ideas of their real essences sends us from our own Thoughts, to the Things themselves, as they exist. (Quote by - John Locke)

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 and existence? No. Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion. (Quote by - David Hume)

Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered. (Quote by - Al Capp)

Verse is not written, it is bled; Out of the poet`s abstract head. Words drip the poem on the page; Out of his grief, delight and rage. (Quote by - Paul Engle)

Combien de gens se font abstraits pour para tre profonds! La plupart des termes abstraits sont des ombres qui cachent des vides. How many people become abstract in order to appear profound! Most abstract terms are shadows that conceal a void. (Quote by - Joseph Joubert)

Friendship's an abstract of this noble flame, 'Tis love refin'd, and purged from all its dross, 'Tis next to angel's love, if not the same, As strong in passion is, though not so gross. (Quote by - Katherine Philips)

Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts. (Quote by - Joseph Stalin)

When we talk about violence, we`re talking about the destruction of the human body, and I don`t lose sight of that. In general, my filmmaking is fairly body-oriented, because what you`re photographing is people, bodies. (Quote by - David Cronenberg)

Such propositions are therefore called Eternal Truths, not because they are Eternal Truths, not because they are External Propositions actually formed, and antecedent to the Understanding, that at any time makes them; nor because they are imprinted on the Mind from any patterns, that are any where out of the mind, and existed before: But because, being once made, about abstract Ideas, so as to be true, they will, whenever they can be supposed to be made again at any time, past or to come, by a Mind having those Ideas, always actually be true. For names being supposed to stand perpetually for the same ideas, and the same ideas having immutably the same habitudes one to another, Propositions concerning any abstract Ideas that are once true, must needs be eternal Verities. (Quote by - John Locke)

Abstract art is uniquely modern. It is a fundamentally romantic response to modern life - rebellious, individualistic, unconventional, sensitive, irritable. (Quote by - Robert Motherwell)

The product, via substantial abstraction, allows for less skilled developers to rapidly generate relatively sophisticated Web applications. The catch is that more experienced developers may find some of the abstraction unnecessary and/or undesirable. (Quote by - Stephen O'Grady)

How many people make themselves abstract to appear profound. The most useful part of abstract terms are the shadows they create to hide a vacuum. (Quote by - Joseph Joubert)

The force that propels the human spirit on the clear way forward and upward is the abstract spirit. (Quote by - Kandinsky,Wassily)

It all depends on the directors. Working closely with a director is the main job of a film composer. Interpreting what he perceives as a color, an emotion or mood is very abstract. A director tells you something he wants and then you have to run back. (Quote by - Danny Elfman)

Abstract liberty, like other mere abstractions, is not to be found. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

I think that ideas exist outside of ourselves. I think somewhere, we`re all connected off in some very abstract land. But somewhere between there and here ideas exist. And I think the mind isn`t conscious enough to go all the way to where we`re connected. (Quote by - David Lynch)

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)

Abstract art is a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered. (Quote by - Al Capp)

It is impossible not to feel stirred at the thought of the emotions of man at certain historic moments of adventure and discover Columbus when he first saw the Western shore, Pizarro when he stared at the Pacific Ocean, Franklin when the electric spark came from the string of his kite, Galileo when he first turned his telescope to the heavens. Such moments are also granted to students in the abstract regions of thought, and high among them must be placed the morning when Descartes lay in bed and invented the method of co-ordinate geometry. (Quote by - Alfred North Whitehead)

Beauty too often sacrifices to fashion. The spirit of fashion is not the beautiful, but the wilful; not the graceful, but the fantastic; not the superior in the abstract, but the superior in the worst of all concretes,-the vulgar. (Quote by - Leigh Hunt)

The first type of abstraction from objects I shall refer to as simple abstraction, but the second type I shall call reflective abstraction, using this term in a double sense. (Quote by - Jean Piaget)

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