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 Peter Duffy - “What you're seeing right now with Katrina mirrors a lot of what the government does not do for families of Guard and Reserve soldiers Throwing money at abstract concepts they love to do that but they really don't know how many of these families are suffering,”  
 Jackson Pollock - “It abstract art should be enjoyed just as music is enjoyed after a while you may like it or you may not.”  
 Marci Hamilton - “She was the moral center of the court. On contentious issues she was the swing vote, but she determined every case would be decided on the basis of that case she was never interested in the abstract.”  
 Shimon Edelman - “The algorithm the computational method for language learning and processing that we have developed can take a body of text, abstract from it a collection of recurring patterns or rules and then generate new material,”  
 Billy Zane - “I paint abstract expressions.”  
 Christopher Walken - “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.”  
 William Vickrey - “This paper was one of my digressions into abstract economics.”  
 Douglas Trumbull - “It was the point where things became much more abstract and less literal than in the bulk of the film, which was hardcore rockets and space and planets - all a fairly straightforward evolution from what I had been doing before.”  
 Julie Taymor - “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 - “Theater is far superior to film in poetry, in abstract poetry.”  
 George Stigler - “That subject has lost its one time appeal to economists as our science has become more abstract, but my interest has even grown more intense as the questions raised by the sociology of science became more prominent.”  
 Georges Simenon - “I have always tried to write in a simple way, using down-to-earth and not abstract words.”  
 Pierre Schaeffer - “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.”  
 Robert Smithson - “History is representational, while time is abstract both of these artifices may be found in museums, where they span everybody's own vacancy.”  
 Peter Singer - “They tend to be pretty abstract ones then, like doing what will have the best consequences obviously you wouldn't specify what consequences are best, they may be different in some circumstances, so at a lower, more specific level, you may well get differences.”  
 Jean-Paul Sartre - “I say a murder is abstract. You pull the trigger and after that you do not understand anything that happens.”  
 George Ripley - “We shall suffer no attachment to literature, no taste for abstract discussion, no love of purely intellectual theories, to seduce us from our devotion to the cause of the oppressed, the down trodden, the insulted and injured masses of our fellow men.”  
 Herb Ritts - “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 abstract it in my photographs I like large planes and spaces, areas of texture and light, like deserts or oceans or monumental places.”  
 Terry Riley - “Out of doing all that experimentation with sound I decided I wanted to do it with live musicians. To take repetition, take music fragments and make it live. Musicians would be able to play it and create this kind of abstract fabric of sound.”  
 Paul Ricoeur - “For my own part, I abandon the ethics of duty to the Hegelian critique with no regrets it would appear to me, indeed, to have been correctly characterized by Hegel as an abstract thought, as a thought of understanding.”  
 Robert Rauschenberg - “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.”  
 Walter Pater - “What is important, then, is not that the critic should possess a correct abstract definition of beauty for the intellect, but a certain kind of temperament, the power of being deeply moved by the presence of beautiful objects.”  
 Walter Pater - “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.”  
 Leo Ornstein - “Of all the arts, music is really the most abstract.”  

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