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Al Capp Quotes and Sayings
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Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the
unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
- Al Capp

Related topics: Art

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.
- Al Capp

There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know:
the Bible,
the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species,
and Karl Marx's Capital.
- Al Capp

Young people should be helped, sheltered,
ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
- Al Capp

 

Any place that anyone can learn something useful from
someone with experience is an educational institution.
- Al Capp

Today's younger generation is no worse than my own.
We were just as ignorant and repulsive as they are,
but nobody listened to us.
- Al Capp

Like all New York hotel lady cashiers she had red hair
and had been disappointed in her first husband.
- Al Capp

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The public is like a piano.
You just have to know what keys to poke.
- Al Capp

Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most.
- Al Capp

My work is being destroyed almost as soon as it is printed.
One day it is being read; the next day someone's wrapping fish in it.
- Al Capp

The secret of how to live without resentment or embarrassment
in a world in which I was different from everyone else.
was to be indifferent to that difference.
- Al Capp

The more horrifying this world becomes,
the more art becomes abstract.
- Ellen Key

Delight at having understood a very abstract and obscure
system leads most people to believe in the truth of what it demonstrates.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Abstraction is a mental process we use when trying
to discern what is essential or relevant to a problem;
it does not require a belief in abstract entities.
- Tom G. Palmer

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?
- Auberon Herbert

We invoke the sacrifices of our fallen heroes in the abstract,
but we seldom take time to thank them individually.
- Rahm Emanuel

When friends and lovers die and your world gets quieter;
that's when the silence comes closer;
that's when next isn't the least bit theoretical or abstract.
- Bruce Jackson

When I was thinking about The Lion King,
I said, we have to do what theater does best.
What theater does best is to be abstract and not to do literal reality.
- Julie Taymor

I never learned to verbalize an abstract musical concept.
No thank you.
The whole point of being a serious musician is to avoid
verbalization whenever you can.
- Virgil Thomson

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

I was a student at Harvard, and that's where I learned
about so-called avant-garde music.
Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism and painting
were well known at this time.
- Henry Flynt

The minute I start to talk about acting,
I realize that I can't.
You know, it's an abstract thing, a little bit mysterious
even if you do it for a living.
- Christopher Walken

All abstract sciences are nothing but the study of relations between signs.
- Denis Diderot

Even the recognition of an individual whom we see every
day is only possible as the result of an abstract idea
of him formed by generalization from his appearances in the past.
- James G. Frazer

The atmosphere is different in Congress after September 11.
Terrorism is no longer an abstract issue,
but a real, tangible threat.
- Howard Berman

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.
- Barbara Hepworth

I say a murder is abstract.
You pull the trigger and after that you do not understand anything that happens.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Yes, I did, I mean I painted er, in a kind of abstract expressionist way,
because of course that was exciting.
- David Hockney

The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes,
and, ironically, the more real.
- Lucian Freud

I hardly need to abstract things, for each object is unreal enough already,
so unreal that I can only make it real by means of painting.
- Max Beckmann

I paint abstract expressions.
- Billy Zane

I have always tried to write in a simple way,
using down-to-earth and not abstract words.
- Georges Simenon

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.
- Saul Alinsky

I am dominated by one thing, an irresistible,
burning attraction towards the abstract.
- Gustave Moreau

There is no abstract art.
You must always start with something.
Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
- Pablo Picasso

Let me first say that I don't think the millennium
target of cutting global poverty in half is an impossible or abstract target.
I think it is a real and achievable goal.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

To those who have exhausted politics,
nothing remains but abstract thought.
- Honore de Balzac

I am at war...
with the principal personage of traditional philosophy,
that abstract subject who masquerades as everyone and anyone,
but is really a male subject in disguise.
- Pam Gems

I think more than writers, the major influences on
me have been European movies,
jazz, and Abstract Expressionism.
- Don DeLillo

And also the new excitement and variety of ways that
the abstract expressionists were applying paint.
You could put it on as though it were colored air and it would be painting.
- Robert Rauschenberg

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

Within two hours of where I live, you have mountains and desert as location.
I like the natural elements that abstract into light,
texture, shape and shadow.
- Herb Ritts

I do not see scales as abstract.
- James Galway

We deliberately used elements from Brazilian music
and from African and Asian music.
Now people can hear that but then it sounded so abstract,
they couldn't hear it.
- Arto Lindsay

As I say, I as an abstract artist was active politically.
- Lee Krasner

The abstract analysis of the world by mathematics and
physics rests on the concepts of space and time.
- James J. Gibson

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.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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.
- John Keats

Some manufacturers illustrate their advertisements with abstract paintings.
I would only do this if I wished to conceal from the
reader what I was advertising.
- David Ogilvy

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

The longer mathematics lives the more abstract -
and therefore,
possibly also the more practical - it becomes.
- E. T. Bell

It is about this very abstract sense of displacement
that he feels the moment he turns off the television.
- Atom Egoyan

What goes on in abstract art is the proclaiming of aesthetic principles...
It is in our own time that we have become aware of
pure aesthetic considerations.
Art never can be imitation.
- Hans Hofmann

Color is for me the purest form of expression,
the purest abstract reality.
- Jim Hodges

Many attempts have been made by writers on art and
poetry to define beauty in the abstract,
to express it in the most general terms,
to find some universal formula for it.
- Walter Pater

We have wasted our spirit in the regions of the abstract
and general just as the monks let it wither in the
world of prayer and contemplation.
- Alexander Herzen

Northern white people love the Negro in a sort of abstract way,
as a race; through a sense of justice,
charity, and philanthropy, they will liberally assist in his elevation.
- James Weldon Johnson

Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same
way that a midget is good at being short.
- Clive James

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.
- Joseph Joubert

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 man of science, like the man of letters,
is too apt to view mankind only in the abstract,
selecting in his consideration only a single side of
our complex and many-sided being.
- James G. Frazer

Judaism lives not in an abstract creed,
but in its institutions.
- Berthold Auerbach

It makes no difference whether a work is naturalistic or abstract;
every visual expression follows the same fundamental laws.
- Hans Hofmann

I was worried in the '80s that the best abstract painting
had become obsessed with materiality,
and painterly gestures and materiality were up against the wall.
- Frank Stella

This paper was one of my digressions into abstract economics.
- William Vickrey

To say it another way, thinking, however abstract,
originates in an embodied subjectivity,
at once overdetermined and permeable to contingent events.
- Teresa de Lauretis

When I conform to truth, I do not conform to an abstract principle;
I conform to the nature of God.
- Kenneth L. Pike

None of the abstract concepts comes closer to fulfilled
utopia than that of eternal peace.
- Theodor Adorno

I'm not a natural leader.
I'm too intellectual; I'm too abstract;
I think too much.
- Newt Gingrich

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.
- Paul Engle


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