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There is plenty of courage among us for the abstract but not for the concrete. - Helen Keller
Delight at having understood a very abstract and obscure system leads most people to believe in the truth of what it demonstrates. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic. - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
I remember being handed a score composed by Mozart at the age of eleven. What could I say? I felt like de Kooning, who was asked to comment on a certain abstract painting, and answered in the negative. He was then told it was the work of a celebrated monkey. 'That's different. For a monkey, it's terrific.' - Igor Stravinsky
Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered. - Albert Camus
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
General and abstract ideas are the source of the greatest errors of mankind. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
But men love abstract reasoning and neat systematization so much that they think nothing of distorting the truth, closing their eyes and ears to contrary evidence to preserve their logical constructions. - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky