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SHORT ABSTRACT QUOTES AND SAYINGS

“All good art is abstract.” —John Newman

“All art is an abstraction to some degree.” —Henry Moore

“Abstraction is an esoteric language.” —Eric Fischl

“Abstract knowledge is always useful, sooner or later.” —Robert A. Heinlein

“Just as pure abstract art is not dogmatic, neither is it decorative.” —Piet Mondrian

“You can’t look at abstract art without thinking.” —Patricia Cole

abstract sayings - “Abstraction forces you to reach the highest level of the basics.” —Alan Soffer

“Abstraction forces you to reach the highest level of the basics.” —Alan Soffer

“The power to love what is purely abstract is given to few.” —Unknown

“Even abstract shapes must have a likeness.” —Willem de Kooning

“You can’t look at abstract art without thinking.” —Patricia Cole-Ferullo

“Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature.” —Joseph Albers

“For an abstract artist the figure is merely a crutch.” —C.C. Tazio Childress

“It looked like lively abstract art. Symbols in search of context.” —Unknown

“All paintings are abstract ideas, not representations of a true reality.” —Mike Svob

“I guess my experience with some stuff is kind of abstract.” —Joaquin Phoenix

“The abstract nature of reality is the source of beauty.” —William DeRaymond

“The more horrifying the world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.” —Paul Klee

art quotes - “Abstraction is the way to the heart – it is not the heart itself.” —John Piper

“Abstraction is the way to the heart – it is not the heart itself.” —John Piper

“Whatever is most abstract may perhaps be the summit of reality.” —Unknown

abstract sayings - “Abstract ideas are the patterns two or more memories have in common.” —Rudolf Flesch

“Abstract ideas are the patterns two or more memories have in common.” —Rudolf Flesch

“Do not copy nature too much. Art is an abstraction.” —Paul Gauguin

“If I choose abstraction over reality, it is because I consider it the lesser chaos.” —Robert Brault

“How many people become abstract as a way of appearing profound!” —Joseph Joubert

“It is easier to take a position in the abstract than when it hits home.” —Unknown

Abstract Quotes - “Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.”

“Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.” —Unknown

“Color is for me the purest form of expression, the purest abstract reality.” —Jim Hodges

“It is often my nature to be abstract, hidden in plain sight, or nowhere at all.” —Gerard Way

“The more abstract is form, the more clear and direct its appeal.” —Wassily Kandinsky

“The more horrifying the world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.” —Paul Klee

“Detailed descriptions, abstract ambitions, relevant observations, your’s and mine.” —Unknown

ABSTRACT QUOTES AND SAYINGS

“Writing is an abstract art of drawing pictures of the conscious and subconscious mind with words.” —Debasish Mridha

“I understand abstract art as an attempt to feed imagination with a world built through the basic sensations of the eyes.” —Jean Helion

art quotes - “Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature. I prefer to see with closed eyes.” —Josef Albers

“Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature. I prefer to see with closed eyes.” —Josef Albers

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

“Abstract art is a fundamental distrust of the theory of reality concocted by the eyes.” —Robert Brault

“I get satisfaction out of seeing stuff that makes real change in the real world. We need a lot more of that and a lot less abstract stuff.” —Unknown

“Whoever thought the immediate alternates with the immediate action is not an abstract painter.” —Pierre Alechinsky

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

“We commonly call it abstraction, when now it is really nothing more than extrapolation. And yet it goes on.” —John Gargano

“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

“The abstract has no emotional content… the abstract is more powerful the more abstract it is.” —Cecil Balmond

“And while I was not an admirer of people in the specific, I liked them in the abstract. It is only the execution of the idea that disappoints.” —Elizabeth McCracken

“All abstract sciences are nothing but the study of relations between signs.” —Denis Diderot

“I understand abstract art as an attempt to feed imagination with a world built through the basic sensations of the eyes.” —Jean Helion

“Abstract art has helped us to experience the emotional power inherent in pure form.” —Anton Ehrenzweig

“The abstract artists that I admire were grounded in drawing, composition and design and it shows in their work.” —Jennifer Bellinger

“The test of an abstract picture, for me, is not my first reaction to it, but how long I can stand it hanging on the wall of a room where I am living.” —Bill Vaughan

abstract sayings - “Abstraction is one of the greatest visionary tools ever invented by human beings to imagine, decipher, and depict the world.” —Jerry Saltz

“Abstraction is one of the greatest visionary tools ever invented by human beings to imagine, decipher, and depict the world.” —Jerry Saltz

“Abstract art places a new world, which on the surface has nothing to do with ‘reality,’ next to the ‘real’ world.” —Wasilly Kandinsky

“One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world.” —Unknown

art quotes for kids - “Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.” —Paul Cezanne

“Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.” —Paul Cezanne

TOP TEN ABSTRACT QUOTES AND SAYINGS

Here you will find top ten abstract sayings and quotes selected by our team.

  1. “Abstract ideas are the patterns two or more memories have in common.” —Rudolf Flesch
  2. “Abstraction forces you to reach the highest level of the basics.” —Alan Soffer
  3. “Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.” —Unknown
  4. “Abstraction is the way to the heart – it is not the heart itself.” —John Piper
  5. “Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.” —Paul Cezanne
  6. “All good art is abstract.” —John Newman
  7. “Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature. I prefer to see with closed eyes.” —Josef Albers
  8. “The abstract nature of reality is the source of beauty.” —William DeRaymond
  9. “Abstraction is one of the greatest visionary tools ever invented by human beings to imagine, decipher, and depict the world.” —Jerry Saltz
  10. “I understand abstract art as an attempt to feed imagination with a world built through the basic sensations of the eyes.” —Jean Helion

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Shipping creative work

Of course you can.

If you care enough.

It’s not easy, it might not work and it takes effort, but the opportunity is there.

It helps to do it on purpose and it helps to do it in community. I’m excited about the possibilities for 2021… Here are some things you can do that will make your work more effective:

The Creative’s Workshop is back.

It inspired my bestselling book The Practice, but it adds an entire dimension to the commitment of making and shipping work that matters.

In the Creative’s Workshop you’ll be part of a mutually supportive cohort of people who are ready to do the work. Creative work is thrilling and it makes a change happen. This workshop leads to an extraordinary shift in our expectations and productivity.

The thousands of people who have been part of it report that it’s truly a game-changer in their career and the way they approach their work.

And next week is the Early Decision Deadline for the altMBA’s May 2021 session. More than 5,000 alumni in 70 countries have discovered the difference it can make.

And a sneak preview: The Podcasting Workshop is back for its seventh session, with enrollment beginning January 26th.

These workshops work because the people in them are enrolled in a journey, ready to do the work together. They’re all run by my friends at Akimbo, an independent, mission-driven B corp.

Go make a ruckus.

[I’ll try to do these workshop updates once a month here on the blog. Please share with someone who is ready to make a difference.]

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is First Museum in America Day? The first public museum in America – the Charleston Museum – was established in Charleston, South Carolina, on this day in 1773. The Charleston Museum has been discovering, preserving, interpreting, celebrating, and sharing ever since. Their collections, exhibitions, educational programs, and events are designed to inspire curiosity and conversation.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Become slower in your journey through life. Practice yoga and meditation if you suffer from ‘hurry sickness.’ Become more introspective by visiting quiet places such as churches, museums, mountains, and lakes. Give yourself permission to read at least one novel a month for pleasure.”

— Wayne Dyer