Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 176
Small Vague

For though we often need to be restored to the small, concrete, limited, and certain, we as often need to be reminded of the large, vague, unlimited, unknown.

- A. R. Ammons

My Life Very

On a very basic, concrete level, there have been times when my work, regardless of the content, has harmed relationships because I made that work such a primary priority in my life.

- Adrian Tomine

Art Most

Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.

- Agnes Martin

Reason Stopped

The clock of communism has stopped striking. But its concrete building has not yet come crashing down. For that reason, instead of freeing ourselves, we must try to save ourselves from being crushed by its rubble.

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Other Southern

Mr. Hussein began building Ghazalia in the early 1980s as a home for army officers and other members of his Baath Party. Concrete mansions with pillars and domes are common in the southern half of the district.

- Alex Berenson

Small Other

I've tried to approach environmentalism the same way I do my climbing: by setting small, concrete goals that build on each other.

- Alex Honnold

Description Scene

Similar to the telescope or the telephone, television enables us to see or hear things we never dreamed of. When you look at the details, a concrete scene between people is really something incredibly unlikely, something subtle that requires extended description.

- Alexander Kluge

Release Against

I've always seen my campaigns against corruption as political work of a purer form than what opposition leaders usually do. All they do is hold roundtables and release political statements, which is all well and good. But there are concrete things that need to get done in order to achieve the basic goal of every opposition politician.

- Alexei Navalny


It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Love Stoop

When I was a kid, I'd practise Chopin on piano - and I love Chopin! He's my dawg! Then I'd go out on the stoop and blast the radio. I'm from New York, the concrete jungle. Hip-hop influenced me from day one.

- Alicia Keys

Mind Very

I may not have a practical mind, but it's very fixated on concrete things. I like detail.

- Alma Guillermoprieto

Promote Terms

More must be done in concrete terms in order to promote the cause of disarmament.

- Alva Myrdal

Solar Mass

The Saft America plant, a giant 235,000-square-foot mass of concrete, is a modern marvel: its roof covered in row upon row of solar panels, embodying the renewable future that the batteries manufactured within are meant to sustain.

- Andrew Ross Sorkin

Always I Remember

I remember, as a young architect, people always talked about I. M. Pei's concrete. He had a particular specification no one else knew.

- Annabelle Selldorf

Achieve About

Everything is complicated about using concrete - the discipline and dedication necessary to make consistent batches, understanding exactly how the formwork will be laid, what the timing is for the pours, how you keep it clean and neat to achieve a fine quality.

- Annabelle Selldorf

Falling Auto

I was in Nashville, Tennessee, and I saw - we talk about crumbling bridges - I saw one, concrete literally falling onto the underpass below, threatening auto traffic.

- Anthony Foxx

City Big

Westerns are simple stories where there's good and there's evil and where people had a sense of space and freedom. Growing up in the city, as a kid, you've never really seen that before. It's a beautiful dream to go from concrete to big skies, dirt and horses.

- Antoine Fuqua

Cut Stack

I had a job when I was 15 working at a supermarket, and I knocked over a stack of plastic coffee cups. In my anger, I threw one at a concrete wall, and it rebounded back into my head and cut my head open. Stupidest way to get a scar, but it's one that I have.

- Antony Starr

Labour Party

The trade unions and the Labour Party... failed miserably. Instead of giving concrete support, and calling upon workers to take industrial action, they did nothing.

- Arthur Scargill

Human Happiness

Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

General Expanding

Our expanding Canadian operations are concrete evidence of General Motors confidence in Canada.

- Charles E. Wilson

Give Ultimate

If they are, then the only ultimate truths are the particulars of concrete experience, and no postulate or general assumption is inherent in science until its proceedings become systematic, or the truths already reached give direction to further research.

- Chauncey Wright

Imply Rendering

I hate the word 'rendering,' as it equates to 'pouring concrete' on ideas that demand continuing dialog. 'Trade secrets' imply hoarding of knowledge.

- Chris Jordan

Grow Suburbs

Basketball talent is basketball talent, no matter if it comes from the suburbs or the city. Take the time to know and understand me before you judge me. Only God can do that. Roses do grow from concrete!

- Chris Webber

Art I Am

I am for the art of underwear and the art of taxicabs. I am for the art of ice cream cones dropped on concrete.

- Claes Oldenburg

Go About

I'll skate on concrete if I have to. I'm not worried about how fast the ice is. I'm worried about how fast I can go on the ice.

- Clara Hughes

Week Against

The irony of the Supreme Court hearing on these cases last week and of the outright hostility that the Court has displayed against religion in recent years is that above the head of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is a concrete display of the Ten Commandments.

- Cliff Stearns

Audience Best Way

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.

- Dale Carnegie


Your memories from your early childhood seem to have such purchase on your emotions. They are so concrete.

- Dana Spiotta

City Fruit

People often think of New York as a city, a concrete jungle with soaring skyscrapers and yellow taxis and the bright lights of Times Square. And it is that, in part. But beyond that, it's rolling hills of fruit orchards and fields of grain and ice-cold waters brimming with oysters.

- Daniel Humm

Steel Through

And you have to remember that I came to America as an immigrant. You know, on a ship, through the Statue of Liberty. And I saw that skyline, not just as a representation of steel and concrete and glass, but as really the substance of the American Dream.

- Daniel Libeskind

Society Loss

Society isn't good at dealing with people who have something concrete to feel guilty about or who are dealing with a loss.

- Darin Strauss

Desire Pretty

In order for a narrative to work, the primary character should have a concrete desire - a need that drives her story - and the story's writer should make this goal known to the reader pretty early in the narrative.

- Darin Strauss

Path Very

My way of thinking is very particular and concrete. It doesn't follow a continuous path.

- David Antin

Love I Think

I love the ocean, wide-open space and trees, but I'm not a gardener or anything like that. I think I may be, eventually. I was raised in the city, so I don't have that skill set, but my heart is more with the dirt than the concrete. It's an unrequited love with nature - a one-way love affair.

- David Duchovny

Words Abstract

To me, a story can be both concrete and abstract, or a concrete story can hold abstractions. And abstractions are things that really can't be said so well with words.

- David Lynch

Waste Burying

We tried burying the waste at sea and the concrete cannisters that held it cracked open.

- David R. Brower

Steel Country

I grew up twelve miles outside of Montego Bay. In my early teens, I went to Kingston. It was like a different planet for me. In the country, people are kind. In the city, people are hard an' cold, like the concrete and steel.

- Jimmy Cliff

Love Behind

I love the ambiguous kind of endings. I think, oftentimes, that's what life really is - there's no concrete path for you to take. It's always kind of a jumble of variables. Behind this door could be a beautiful woman, and behind the same door could be a tiger, you know? You don't know.

- Joe Carnahan


We believe the currently one cannot speak of a revolutionary situation, just as there is no concrete possibilities of an immediate and comprehensive assumption of power by the people.

- Joe Slovo

Vegas Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the expression, in glitter and concrete, of America's brittle and mutating id.

- John Burdett

Vague First Law

The first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise... and cultivate the delightfully vague.

- John C. Crosby

Year Streets

The sight of people sleeping on the streets hits us hardest around Christmas and New Year. We see them camped out alone on the freezing concrete, and we think, with a rush of guilt, about heading home to our families and our soft beds.

- John Niven

Doing Having

In human rights and peacemaking, it's really about having a solid concrete goal - the reduction of human suffering somewhere in the world - and then doing what is required to get that goal achieved.

- John Prendergast

Art Always

Art always opts for the individual, the concrete; art is not Platonic.

- Jorge Luis Borges

Always Some

For some odd reason, the expression 'death of a poet' always sounds somewhat more concrete than 'life of a poet.'

- Joseph Brodsky


For myself, I do not now know in any concrete human terms wherein my individuality consists. In my present human form of consciousness I simply cannot tell.

- Josiah Royce

San Antonio

People are getting more active and living healthier in San Antonio, whether it's walking, cycling, or using our parks. We now have concrete evidence that our investments are paying off and positively impacting the health of our families and the overall quality of life in San Antonio.

- Julian Castro

Business More

If you get a no, your best bet is to find out why. The more concrete your business gets, the more you'll get yeses.

- Julie Wainwright

Small Been

I have been a strong supporter of a free and open Internet and have indicated this both prior to and subsequent to being sworn in as chairman of the F.C.C. I believe it is important to take concrete and reasonable steps to protect the freedom of users and entrepreneurs and businesses both small and large on the Internet.

- Julius Genachowski

Think Some

I think it's important to understand the concrete ways things work and to respect that. But some things shouldn't be explained, and you have to respect that, too.

- Astrid Berges-Frisbey

Other Tackling

I'm from Kansas, so there were a lot of vacant lots and open fields to tackle each other in so we could avoid tackling each other on the street. But running on the street and trying not to get taken down on the concrete, that will make you fast, that's for sure.

- Barry Sanders

Love Nature

I love to go hiking. There's a lot of concrete in L.A., and I come from the Shires, so it's important for me to get back in touch with nature.

- Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Game Which

For me, literature is a complex game, both mental and concrete, which is acted out in a physical manner on the page.

- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Art Existing

Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things.

- Gustave Courbet

Wealth Always

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.

- Benjamin Jowett

Mind Which

Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.

- Hannah Arendt

Hawaii Through

The first thing many tourists see in Hawaii is concrete - a long dreary stretch of it through landscapes dominated by sad, cheap apartment buildings and almost entirely denuded of plant life.

- Hanya Yanagihara

Town Bunker

Gordon Ramsay grew up in a tourist town, Stratford-Upon-Avon, but in a part tourists don't visit - a council estate: a concrete bunker subsidized by the local government, synonymous with deprivation and blight.

- Bill Buford

Big Somalia

I have big hope for the Canadian government to help Somalia with something concrete and tangible. I haven't seen that.

- Hawa Abdi

Play Always

I think it's always easier to play parts that you have something concrete that you can relate to.

- Hayley Atwell

Addressing Issue

Unless and until something concrete is done about addressing the Israeli-Palestinian issue you won't get a real start on the war against terrorism.

- Bob Hawke

City Small

A city is a crazy concrete jungle whose people at the end of each day somehow make a small step ahead against terrible odds.

- Herb Caen

Through Over It

You can tell the tree by the fruit it bears. You see it through what the organization is delivering as far as a concrete program. If the tree's fruit sours or grows brackish, then the time has come to chop it down - bury it and walk over it and plant new seeds.

- Huey Newton

Some Frequently

I frequently compose out the entire metric structure of a piece in modified cyclic form, where each cyclic revolution undergoes some form of 'variation' much as if measure lengths were concrete musical 'material.'

- Brian Ferneyhough

Late Made

The imperial vastness of late Roman architecture was made possible by the invention of concrete.

- Iain McGilchrist

Over Which

For me concrete poetry was a particular way of using language which came out of a particular feeling, and I don't have control over whether this feeling is in me or not.

- Ian Hamilton Finlay

Still Poems

As a friendly one. I would still like to write concrete poems, but I can only do it sometimes.

- Ian Hamilton Finlay

Given Still

But I can only write what the muse allows me to write. I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given, and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry - still.

- Ian Hamilton Finlay

Settings Using

But at the beginning it was clear to me that concrete poetry was peculiarly suited for using in public settings. This was my idea, but of course I never really much got the chance to do it.

- Ian Hamilton Finlay

Which Fed

Well, probably I was fed up with concrete poetry. There was a lot of bad concrete poetry and besides, it was confused with visual poetry which was completely different.

- Ian Hamilton Finlay

Luck Development

But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.

- Ibrahim Babangida

Country Image

The different Ministries have to work more on the promotion of the country, to build Kosovo's public image. Concrete projects must be assembled, in order to activate our businessmen to have more contacts. We have to create a positive image about ourselves.

- Ibrahim Rugova

Believe Yeah

Yeah, the majority of Brit+Co users are women, but DIY? You see kids DIY, adult men geeking out hardcore with anything related to woodworking and all these cool new technologies, metalwork, leatherworking, concrete making. Everyone has a passion. I truly believe it's in our DNA literally to build things.

- Brit Morin

Some Vague

No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form. The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific, concrete form is a very essential element in thinking.

- J. P. Morgan


I don't like concrete jungles.

- Callan McAuliffe

Becoming However

It would be impossible for me to say when the idea of becoming an owner first came to me. Probably it was a gradual process. The first time the matter was brought to my attention in a concrete form, however, was when Charles Murphy was selling out his controlling interest in the Chicago Cubs.

- Jacob Ruppert

Go Auditions

There were times when I'd go to lawyer auditions, and everyone's in a suit, and I'm covered in concrete and paint.

- Jake McLaughlin

Belong Almost

Concrete poets continue to turn out beautiful things, but to me they're more visual than oral, and they almost really belong on the wall rather than in a book. I haven't the least idea of where poetry is going.

- James Laughlin

I Think About

I think that concrete poetry seems to have, as far as I can see, come to a kind of a dead end. It doesn't seem to be going any further than it went in its high period of about five or six years ago.

- James Laughlin

City Jungle

The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.

- Desmond Morris

City Clearly

Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.

- Desmond Morris

Music Rock

I wanted to find a bridge between Musique Concrete, electro-acoustic music, and proper rock music.

- Jean-Michel Jarre

Dealing Which

Truth, which is important to a scholar, has got to be concrete. And there is nothing more concrete than dealing with babies, burps and bottles, frogs and mud.

- Jeane Kirkpatrick


When I'm writing, I am concentrating almost wholly on concrete detail: the color a room is painted, the way a drop of water rolls off a wet leaf after a rain.

- Donna Tartt

Immigration Based

I support concrete and progressive immigration reform based on three primary criteria: family reunification, economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns.

- Jeff Bingaman

Next Big

There's a big difference between me and other YouTubers - a lot of them have big, concrete plans. I'm still this weird chicken with my head cut off. I don't know what I want to do next and haven't known that since I started.

- Jenna Marbles

Own Pour

Pouring concrete on land you don't own is called a calculated risk, if you don't pour you loose millions.

- Eddie Perez

Like Insights

Without troublesome work, no one can have any concrete, full idea of what pure mathematical research is like or of the profusion of insights that can be obtained from it.

- Edmund Husserl

Beauty Developing

Rio is an energetic, vibrant place, full of beauty and nature. But we face the kinds of problems any developing metropolis does - with pollution, traffic congestion, poverty. Distribution of green areas, for example, is not uniform. Madureira, the heart of the suburb in Rio, is a concrete jungle.

- Eduardo Paes

Green Think

Every time you think of a city, you have to think green, green, green. Every time you see concrete jungle, you must find open spaces. And when you find open spaces, make it so people can get to them.

- Eduardo Paes

Parking Here

I was attracted to the concept of Hollywood and the lifestyle here. But I've grown to mistrust it because it has changed. I didn't bargain for digital access parking in some concrete structure. Real heaven for me was to drive somewhere and park right in front. Now the city is going vertical.

- Edward Ruscha


Fiction is supposed to be immersive and supposed to be entertaining and narrative, so structures have to be buried a little bit. If they come foregrounded too much, it stops being fiction and starts being poetry - something more concrete and out of time.

- Eleanor Catton

Films South

I've only chosen films that offered me something concrete, even if it is less than what I get to do in the South.

- Kajal Aggarwal

Only Most

Philosophy can only be approached with the most concrete comprehension.

- Karl Jaspers

May Reduce

We all want merit to mean something, and we all may be tempted to reduce that meaning to something measurable and concrete like an SAT score. The reality, though, is that who deserves entry into an institution depends on what the institution exists to do.

- Eric Liu

More Likely

The more workers you have in your organization, the better you are implanted in the working class, the more likely you are to come up with the concrete problems of the class.

- Ernest Mandel

Living Through

Christianity stands or falls as a living program, a way of life, made concrete in the life of man by the life of God through the life of the concretely living Christ.

- Kenneth L. Pike

Going Away

We feel we have to put concrete on every inch of land. It disturbs the ecology, and it takes away the experience of a child going out into the woods and seeing all of nature.

- Esther Rolle

Some Which

We're actually helping advance HTML5 in some very concrete ways, such as Edge, which is in beta.

- Kevin Lynch