If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation those of women by a parity of reasoning will not shrink from the same test.
The surrealists and the modern movement in painting as a whole seemed to offer a key to the strange postwar world with its threat of nuclear war. The dislocations and ambiguities in cubism and abstract art as well as the surrealists reminded me of my childhood in Shanghai.
The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn't make it.
It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.
As information technology restructures the work situation it abstracts thought from action.
A lot of these angles are really about trying to mimic broadcast sports angles in order to anchor the scene to sort of normalize it before it becomes abstracted.
The British are supposed to be particularly averse to intellectuals a prejudice closely bound up with their dislike of foreigners. Indeed one important source of this Anglo-Saxon distaste for highbrows and eggheads was the French revolution which was seen as an attempt to reconstruct society on the basis of abstract rational principles.
The universe is governed by science. But science tells us that we can't solve the equations directly in the abstract.
To those who have exhausted politics nothing remains but abstract thought.
Theater is far superior to film in poetry in abstract poetry.
None of the abstract concepts comes closer to fulfilled utopia than that of eternal peace.
Abstraction is real probably more real than nature.
Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct everything in nature is coloured.
I think more than writers the major influences on me have been European movies jazz and Abstract Expressionism.
There is no such thing as justice in the abstract it is merely a compact between men.
I didn't have a regular school experience and wanted a more abstract way of learning. I started exploring in lots of different creative ways. It gave me the opportunity to travel and play music so it was good for me.
Contrary to current cynicism about past golden ages the abstraction known as 'the intelligent layperson' does exist - in the form of millions of folks with a passionate commitment to continuous learning.
I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual I'm too abstract I think too much.
Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.
You make knowledge relevant to life and you make it important for children to learn things that will really relate to things going on in their lives and not abstract.
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.
It is easier to take a position in the abstract than when it hits home.
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.
Not to mention the fact that of course terrorists hate freedom. I think they do hate. But believe me I don't think they sit there abstractly hating freedom.