Oh, don’t pull your hand away from me, I’ve promised myself that maybe by the end of this impossible narrative I shall understand, oh maybe it will be on Hell’s road that I shall be able to find what we need—but don’t pull your hand away, even though I now know that the finding has...
Do not be afraid of the word ‘theory’. Yes, it can sound dauntingly abstract at times, and in the hands of some writers can appear to have precious little to do with the actual, visual world around us. Good theory however, is an awesome thing. […] But unless we actually use it, it borders on...
Abstract is a journey through both my mind and my past.
Silence is the best way to confabulate with the unseen.
Cause sometimes what makes you two is shadow and you.
A trophy isn’t about the hardware, the gold-painted statue mounted on marble, it’s about the recognition of excellence. A trophy is a physical representation of the abstract concepts of hard work and dedication. And that’s precisely why I don’t have any trophies.
This paper was one of my digressions into abstract economics.
Humans are in delusion by default, and those who conquer their delusion can understand good and evil. Morality is an arbitrary abstract, it is not good or evil and those who provoke morality a righteous act, are still at the sideways of delusion and conquer.
When you see a fish you don’t think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water. Well, I’ve tried to express just that. If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want...
I feel like i am parked diagonally in a parallel universe
Music, uniquely among the arts, is both completely abstract and profoundly emotional. It has no power to represent anything particular or external, but it has a unique power to express inner states or feelings. Music can pierce the heart directly; it needs no mediation.
Judaism lives not in an abstract creed, but in its institutions.
We have come to understand the phenomena of life only as an assemblage of the lifeless. We take the mechanistic abstractions of our technical calculation to be ultimately concrete and “fundamentally real,” while our most intimate experiences are labelled “mere appearance” and something having reality only within the closet of the isolated mind. Suppose however...
From the study of the development of human intelligence, in all directions, and through all times, the discovery arises of a great fundamental law, to which it is necessarily subject, and which has a solid foundation of proof, both in the facts of our organization and in our historical experience. The law is this: that...
An art prodigy of the 21st century has yet to be crowned. Or have they?
These estimates may well be enhanced by one from F. Klein (1849-1925), the leading German mathematician of the last quarter of the nineteenth century. ‘Mathematics in general is fundamentally the science of self-evident things.’ … If mathematics is indeed the science of self-evident things, mathematicians are a phenomenally stupid lot to waste the tons of...
To increase my business, I gave myself the illusion of popularity. I did that by halving the size of my parking lot—so it looks twice as full. It’s this sort of tactical maneuvering, and preference for the abstract over the concrete, that makes me think I’d be a great politician.
The canvas is the door to another dimension. The paintbrush is the key.
Climate change is a really abstract thing in most of the world.
Before, I could only guess oh who I was. Now, thanks to my art, I know who I am.