Quotes: abstraction

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  • Abraham H. Maslow
    Abraham H. Maslow
    American psychologist 1908-1970
    Abraham H. Maslow
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    Become aware of internal, subjective, sub-verbal experiences, so that these experiences can be brought into the world of abstraction, of conversation, of naming, etc. with the consequence that it immediately becomes possible for a certain amount of control to be exerted over these hitherto unconscious and uncontrollable processes.
  • Havelock Ellis
    Havelock Ellis
    British psychologist 1859-1939
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    Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
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    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.
  • It is easy now to communicate with people through abstraction, and particularly so in sculpture. Since the whole body reacts to its presence, people become themselves a living part of the whole.
    Source: Interview with The Studio
  • Doris Lessing
    Doris Lessing
    British novelist 1919-
    Doris Lessing
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    It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.
  • Brendan Myers
    Brendan Myers
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    Relationships do not happen in abstraction. They need a place; they need a centre, even a home.
  • Bernard Beckett
    Bernard Beckett
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    Science is a little bit more than a wonderful way of modelling and predicting; it's a wonderful technical abstraction. I think science is a really wonderful technical abstraction.
  • Nadine Gordimer
    Nadine Gordimer
    South african writer 1923-
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    The country of the tourist pamphlet always is another country, an embarrassing abstraction of the desirable that, thank God, does not exist on this planet, where there are always ants and bad smells and empty Coca-Cola bottles to keep the grubby finger-print of reality upon the beautiful.
  • To make someone an icon is to make him an abstraction, and abstractions are incapable of vital communication with living people.
    Source: Consider the Lobster (2005) 157
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    When truth is nothing but truth, it's unnatural, it's an abstraction that resembles nothing in the real world.
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