Quotes with abstractions

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  • Benjamin Whorf At the same time, new concepts and abstractions flow into the picture, taking up the task of describing the universe without reference to such time or space - abstractions for which our language lacks adequate terms.
    Benjamin Whorf
    American linguist and engineer (1897 - 1941)
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  • Roland Barthes Historically and politically, the petit-bourgeois is the key to the century. The bourgeois and proletariat classes have become abstractions: the petite-bourgeoisie, in contrast, is everywhere, you can see it everywhere, even in the areas of the bourgeois and the proletariat, what's left of them.
    Roland Barthes
    French writer, literary critic, linguist and philosopher (1915 - 1980)
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  • Thomas B. Macaulay Logicians may reason about abstractions. But the great mass of men must have images. The strong tendency of the multitude in all ages and nations to idolatry can be explained on no other principle.
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian (1800 - 1859)
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  • David Foster Wallace To make someone an icon is to make him an abstraction, and abstractions are incapable of vital communication with living people.
    Source: Consider the Lobster (2005) 157
    David Foster Wallace
    American author (1962 - 2008)
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