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  • Saul Alinsky
    Saul Alinsky
    American community organizer and writer 1909-1972
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    Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.
  • Louis Aragon
    Louis Aragon
    French poet 1897-1982
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    O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself.
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
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    Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
  • Berenice Marlohe
    Berenice Marlohe
    French actress 1979-
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    'Bond girl' is a bit abstract, what does that mean, you see a girl in a bikini?
  • Brad Feld
    Brad Feld
    American entrepreneur, and author
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    A typical leader has - a natural tendency is to be defensive in the face of a crisis. The first reaction is to blame someone - or something - else. Often, the blame is aimed at something abstract or non-controllable, which often has nothing to do with the crisis but is adjacent to whatever is going on, so it's an easy target.
  • Al Capp
    Al Capp
    American cartoonist and humorist 1909-1979
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    Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
  • Denis Diderot
    Denis Diderot
    French philosopher 1713-1784
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    All abstract sciences are nothing but the study of relations between signs.
  • J.M. Coetzee
    J.M. Coetzee
    South African-born Australian novelist 1940-
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    Being a father ... I can't help feeling that, by comparison with being a mother, being a father is a rather abstract business.
    Source: In ongenade (1999)
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    Delight at having understood a very abstract and obscure system leads most people to believe in the truth of what it demonstrates.
  • Auberon Herbert
    Auberon Herbert
    British writer, theorist, philosopher
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    Do you not see, first, that - as a mental abstract - physical force is directly opposed to morality; and secondly, that it practically drives out of existence the moral forces?
  • Auguste Comte
    Auguste Comte
    French philosopher 1798-1857
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    Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
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    Everyone confesses in the abstract that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us all; but practically most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do.
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    English poet and critic 1772-1834
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    Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms: and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    French writer 1754-1824
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    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.
  • Barbara Hepworth
    Barbara Hepworth
    English artist and sculptor 1903-1975
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    I felt the most intense pleasure in piercing the stone in order to make an abstract form and space; quite a different sensation from that of doing it for the purpose of realism.
    Source: Barbara Hepworth: a retrospective
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