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Concrete Quotes

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Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
- Lewis Mumford

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In the abstract conception of universal wrong,
all concrete responsibility vanishes.
- Theodor Adorno

We believe the currently one cannot speak of a revolutionary situation,
just as there is no concrete possibilities of an immediate
and comprehensive assumption of power by the people.
- Joe Slovo

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw,
hear what you heard, feel what you felt.
Relevant detail, couched in concrete,
colorful language, is the best way
to recreate the incident as it happened
and to picture it for the audience.
- Dale Carnegie

 

I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete
examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content,
from which changes of mind might naturally arise.
- Hannah Arendt

There has to be a measure of faith.
That's what this business is all about:
trusting in something that may never show up,
that you have no concrete proof of.
- Wentworth Miller

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I'm very aware of what you're talking about as I was
involved with the radio in Africa in the same period
as I was doing Concrete -
I was doing both at the same time.
- Pierre Schaeffer

As a friendly one.
I would still like to write concrete poems,
but I can only do it sometimes.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

The Law is one aspect of a much more concrete and encompassing
relation than the relation between commanding and obeying
that characterizes the imperative.
- Paul Ricoeur

The artist makes things concrete and gives them individuality.
- Paul Cezanne

The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
- Desmond Morris

For me, literature is a complex game,
both mental and concrete, which is acted out in a physical manner on the page.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression.
- Alfred North Whitehead

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.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The more workers you have in your organization,
the better you are implanted in the working class,
the more likely you are to come up with the concrete problems of the class.
- Ernest Mandel

For me concrete poetry was a particular way of using
language which came out of a particular feeling,
and I don't have control over whether this feeling is in me or not.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle,
it is a human zoo.
- Desmond Morris

Christianity stands or falls as a living program,
a way of life, made concrete in the life of man by
the life of God through the life of the concretely living Christ.
- Kenneth L. Pike

For myself, I do not now know in any concrete human
terms wherein my individuality consists.
In my present human form of consciousness I simply cannot tell.
- Josiah Royce

The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete
promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.
- Stuart Chase

Truth, which is important to a scholar,
has got to be concrete.
And there is nothing more concrete than dealing with babies,
burps and bottles, frogs and mud.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Art always opts for the individual, the concrete;
art is not Platonic.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Our expanding Canadian operations are concrete evidence
of General Motors confidence in Canada.
- Charles E. Wilson

In contrast, traditional classical music starts from
an abstract musical schema.
This is then notated and only expressed in concrete sound as a last stage,
when it is performed.
- Pierre Schaeffer

We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images.
Abstract art will have been good for one thing:
to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.
- Salvador Dali

Concrete is, essentially, the color of bad weather.
- William Hamilton

When I'm writing, I am concentrating almost wholly on concrete detail:
the color a room is painted,
the way a drop of water rolls off a wet leaf after a rain.
- Donna Tartt

My way of thinking is very particular and concrete.
It doesn't follow a continuous path.
- David Antin

We are still waiting for the president to introduce a concrete plan.
He has just hinted at what he is thinking about doing,
but no one has seen a proposal.
- Grace Napolitano

I support concrete and progressive immigration reform
based on three primary criteria:
family reunification,
economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns.
- Jeff Bingaman

Unless and until something concrete is done about addressing
the Israeli-Palestinian issue you won't get a real
start on the war against terrorism.
- Bob Hawke

The trade unions and the Labour Party...
failed miserably.
Instead of giving concrete support, and calling upon
workers to take industrial action,
they did nothing.
- Arthur Scargill

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth,
learning, justice or kindness in general.
Action is always specific, concrete,
individualized,
unique.
- Benjamin Jowett

More must be done in concrete terms in order to promote
the cause of disarmament.
- Alva Myrdal

The distance is great from the firm belief to the realization
from concrete experience.
- Isabella I

For though we often need to be restored to the small,
concrete, limited, and certain, we as often need to
be reminded of the large,
vague, unlimited, unknown.
- A. R. Ammons

I may not have a practical mind, but it's very fixated on concrete things.
I like detail.
- Alma Guillermoprieto

Well, probably I was fed up with concrete poetry.
There was a lot of bad concrete poetry and besides,
it was confused with visual poetry which was completely different.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

Without troublesome work, no one can have any concrete,
full idea of what pure mathematical research is like
or of the profusion of insights that can be obtained from it.
- Edmund Husserl

No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form.
The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific,
concrete form is a very essential element in thinking.
- J. P. Morgan

The ABC of our profession is to avoid these large abstract
terms in order to try to discover behind them the only concrete realities,
which are human beings.
- Marc Bloch

We tried burying the waste at sea and the concrete
cannisters that held it cracked open.
- David R. Brower

Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.
- Agnes Martin

The war against terrorism should not be used to interfere with an independent,
sovereign state.
We need to identify concrete terrorist targets and do no harm to civilians.
- Nong Duc Manh

Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make
abstract that which is concrete.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Of course I'd like to get beyond the concrete.
But it's really difficult.
Very difficult.
- Krzysztof Kieslowski

Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only
consist of the representation of real and existing things.
- Gustave Courbet

Physiologically less violent and psychologically more
suitable to a concrete type of mind.
- Muhammad Iqbal

I probably went to musique concrete concerts -
though not the very first ones -
at the beginning of the 50s.
- Luc Ferrari

Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete,
obscure, and unconscious.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

But I can only write what the muse allows me to write.
I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given,
and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry -
still.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

Philosophy can only be approached with the most concrete comprehension.
- Karl Jaspers

Art to me is an anecdote of the spirit,
and the only means of making concrete the purpose of
its varied quickness and stillness.
- Mark Rothko

I'll skate on concrete if I have to.
I'm not worried about how fast the ice is.
I'm worried about how fast I can go on the ice.
- Clara Hughes

Pouring concrete on land you don't own is called a calculated risk,
if you don't pour you loose millions.
- Eddie Perez

Reduce your plan to writing.
The moment you complete this, you will have definitely
given concrete form to the intangible desire.
- Napoleon Hill

But no nation can base its survival and development
on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters
away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.
- Ibrahim Babangida

I frequently compose out the entire metric structure
of a piece in modified cyclic form,
where each cyclic revolution undergoes some form of
'variation' much as if measure lengths were concrete musical 'material.'
- Brian Ferneyhough

The Book of Mormon is concrete and solid,
they can hold it, and they can visualize that they
have to pray to decide if this physical thing is true.
There is no room for interpretation.
- Richard G. Scott

We must support initiatives that provide clear,
concrete measures and milestones that our troops need
for defeating the insurgency,
building up Iraqi security forces, and handing over
Iraq to the Iraqi people.
- Sherrod Brown

Similar to the telescope or the telephone,
television enables us to see or hear things we never dreamed of.
When you look at the details, a concrete scene between
people is really something incredibly unlikely,
something subtle that requires extended description.
- Alexander Kluge

But at the beginning it was clear to me that concrete
poetry was peculiarly suited for using in public settings.
This was my idea, but of course I never really much got the chance to do it.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

In the West there has always been the attempt to try
make the religious building,
whether it's a Medieval or Renaissance church,
an eternal object for the celebration of God.
The material chosen, such as stone, brick,
or concrete, is meant to eternally preserve what is inside.
- Tadao Ando

The clock of communism has stopped striking.
But its concrete building has not yet come crashing down.
For that reason, instead of freeing ourselves,
we must try to save ourselves from being crushed by its rubble.
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The different Ministries have to work more on the promotion of the country,
to build Kosovo's public image.
Concrete projects must be assembled,
in order to activate our businessmen to have more contacts.
We have to create a positive image about ourselves.
- Ibrahim Rugova

Concrete poets continue to turn out beautiful things,
but to me they're more visual than oral,
and they almost really belong on the wall rather than in a book.
I haven't the least idea of where poetry is going.
- James Laughlin

If they are, then the only ultimate truths are the
particulars of concrete experience,
and no postulate or general assumption is inherent
in science until its proceedings become systematic,
or the truths already reached give direction to further research.
- Chauncey Wright

No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess,
and no matter how good one's sentiments may be,
if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act,
one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.
- William James

We were given clear concrete tools.
The course did a great job demystifying the art of
fiction writing and fostering confidence.
The instructor brought complex concepts down to earth.
I will miss coming here every week.
- Miguel Ferrer

I think that concrete poetry seems to have,
as far as I can see, come to a kind of a dead end.
It doesn't seem to be going any further than it went
in its high period of about five or six years ago.
- James Laughlin


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