Concept Quotes

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Garth Stein
“Such a simple concept, yet so true: that which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.”
Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

“A piece of art comes to life, when we can feel, it is breathing, when it talks to us and starts raising questions. It may dispel biased perceptions; make us recognize ignored fragments and remember forsaken episodes of our life story. Art may sometimes even be nasty and disturbing, if we don’t want to consent to its philosophy or concept, but it might, in the end, perhaps reconcile us with ourselves. ("When is Art?")”
Erik Pevernagie

“Let people embrace their elected god or let them create one if they feel inspired. In case some want to share, it may be fun but if they don’t fancy the concept, they should be free to recant. (“Is Heaven a place in the sky?”)”
Erik Pevernagie

Friedrich Nietzsche
“My conception of freedom. — The value of a thing sometimes does not lie in that which one attains by it, but in what one pays for it — what it costs us. Liberal institutions cease to be liberal as soon as they are attained: later on, there are no worse and no more thorough injurers of freedom than liberal institutions.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

“Eliminate the concept of division by class, skills, race, income, and nationality. We are all equals with a common pulse to survive. Every human requires food and water. Every human has a dream and desire to be happy. Every human responds to love, suffering and pain. Every human bleeds the same color and occupies the same world. Let us recognize that we are all part of each other. We are all human. We are all one.”
Suzy Kassem

John Steinbeck
“The last clear definite function of man—muscles aching to work, minds aching to create beyond the single need—this is man....For man, unlike any other thing organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments. This you may say of man—when theories change and crash, when schools, philosophies, when narrow dark alleys of thought, national, religious, economic, grow and disintegrate, man reaches, stumbles forward, painfully, mistakenly sometimes. Having stepped forward, he may slip back, but only half a step, never the full step back. This you may say and know it and know it. This you may know when the bombs plummet out of the black planes on the market place, when prisoners are stuck like pigs, when the crushed bodies drain filthily in the dust. You may know it in this way. If the step were not being taken, if the stumbling-forward ache were not alive, the bombs would not fall, the throats would not be cut. Fear the time when the bombs stop falling while the bombers live—for every bomb is proof that the spirit has not died. And fear the time when the strikes stop while the great owners live—for every little beaten strike is proof that the step is being taken. And this you can know—fear the time when Manself will not suffer and die for a concept, for this one quality is the foundation of Manself, and this one quality is man, distinctive in the universe.”
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

Matthew Bracey
“It was mostly just the concept of eating a cock that Matthew found so challenging, irrespective of which animal it came from.”
Matthew Bracey, Steel Dogs

Michael Bassey Johnson
“It doesn't really matter if you are left behind the back, but what matters is your capacity to pull and push everyone by your way to get to the front.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Toba Beta
“If I could somehow know the future,
then now should not be like this time.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Toba Beta
“Forever means losing count of years.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Ayn Rand
“Just as a concept becomes a unit when integrated with others into a wider concept, so a genus becomes a single unit, a species, when integrated with others into a wider genus. For instance, “table” is a species of the genus “furniture,” which is a species of the genus “household goods,” which is a species of the genus “man-made objects.” “Man” is a species of the genus “animal,” which is a species of the genus “organism,” which is a species of the genus “entity.”
Ayn Rand, The Ayn Rand Lexicon: Objectivism from A to Z

Álvaro de Campos
“His conception of the universe is, however, instinctive, not intellectual; it can't be criticized as a concept, because there’s none there, and it can't be criticized as temperament, because temperament can't be criticized.”
Álvaro de Campos

Will Durant
“We are like a man who goes round a castle seeking in vain for an entrance, and sometimes sketching the facades. If we can ferret out the ultimate nature of our own minds we shall perhaps have the key to the external world. ”
Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers

“The ideal of explication differs not only from previous philosophy, and from Carnap’s own previous framework of rational reconstruction, but also from most present analytic philosophy. It differs from Quine’s influential programme, for instance, encapsulated in Neurath’s metaphor of reconstructing the boat of our conceptual scheme on the open sea, without being able to put it in dry-dock and reconstruct it from new materials. In Carnap’s framework, our collective mental life is not – to adopt the metaphor – all in the same boat. It consists rather of a give and take between two kinds of communicative devices that operate in different ways. Carnap’s boat is only one of these two parts, not both. It is the medium of action and practical decisions, in which vague concepts of ordinary language have a continuing, perhaps essential, role. This is not, in Carnap’s terms, a proper linguistic ‘framework’ at all. It is a medium not for the pursuit of truth but for getting things done, and it is well adapted to this purpose. To improve it further, we chip away at it and replace its components, a few at a time, with better ones – and this reconstruction, it is true, we carry out at sea. But the better components we acquire from the ports we call at, where we go shopping for proper linguistic frameworks. We take on board better materials and better navigational instruments that help us to reach whatever ports we hope to visit in future – where we can again bring on new and improved materials and instruments. Sometimes, the improved instruments will so influence our knowledge of where we are going that the whole plan of the journey will be revised, and we will change course. But the decision what port to head for next we have to make on board, in our pragmatic vernacular, with whatever improvements we have incorporated up to that point.”
A.W. Carus, Carnap and Twentieth-Century Thought

Steven Magee
“The concept of infinity is meaningless inside of an insane human mind.”
Steven Magee

Karl Ove Knausgård
“In themselves pictures are beyond words, beyond concepts, beyond thought, they invoke the presence of the world on the world's terms, which also means that everything that has been thought and written in this book stops being valid the moment your gaze meets the canvas.”
Karl Ove Knausgård, Så mye lengsel på så liten flate. En bok om Edvard Munchs bilder

Attila Bartis
“Nagyváradon véletlenül kiszaladt a számon egy
mondat, hogy megbolondulnék, ha egyetlen hátsó
udvart vagy arcot vagy virágcsokrot kéne fényképezzem egész életemben, ha egy úgynevezett alkotói koncepció ketrecében találnám magam.
Amire valaki megjegyezte, hogy de hiszen ugyanazt a nőt
fényképezte majd két évtizedig.
És bele is bolondultunk, vágtam rá, még mielőtt belegondoltam volna, hogy mit beszélek.
A közönség pedig hálásan nevetett.”
Attila Bartis, Az ​eltűnt idő nyoma

“The deeper I go into myself the more I realize how everything is just a concept and imagination.”
Robert Celner

Arthur Schopenhauer
“The highest, i.e., the most general concepts, are the poorest; ultimately these are just empty shells, as, e.g., being, essence, thing, becoming, ect. - incidentally, whatever could philosophical systems produce when they are merely spun out of these same concepts and have as their matter only such empty shells of thought? They must be infinitely empty and poor, and therefore, turn out to be tedious and suffocating.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason

Mark        Wilson
“Indeed, quite sweeping disparagements of the claims of ‘‘conceptual authority’’ have
invaded the academic humanities in recent years, to generally deleterious effect (we
shall examine a case in point in 2,v). Within this strain of self-styled post-modernist
critique, most appeals to ‘‘conceptual content’’ are dismissed as rigorist shams, representing scarcely more than polite variants upon schoolyard bullying. Run-of-the-mill
appeals to ‘‘conceptual authority’’ tacitly masquerade prejudiced predilection in the
form of falsely constructed universals which, in turn, covertly shelter the most oppressive codes of Western society. But such sweeping doubts, if rigorously implemented,
would render daily life patently unworkable, for we steer our way through the humblest
affairs by making conceptual evaluations as we go. In what alternative vocabulary, for
example, might we appraise our teenager’s failings with respect to his calculus homeworks? Forced to chose between exaggerated mistrust and blind acceptance of every
passing claim of conceptual authority (even those issuing from transparent charlatans),
we should plainly select gullibility as the wiser course, for the naïve explorer who trusts
her somewhat inadequate map generally fares better than the doubter who accepts
nothing. We will have told the story of concepts wrongly if it doesn’t turn out to be one
where our usual forms of conceptual evaluation emerge as appropriate and well
founded most of the time.
Of a milder, but allied, nature are the presumptions of the school of Thomas Kuhn,
which contends that scientists under the unavoidable spell of different paradigms often
‘‘talk past one another’’ through their failure to share common conceptual resources, in
a manner that renders scientific argumentation more a matter of brute conversion than
discourse. We shall discuss these views later as well.
Although their various generating origins can prove quite complex, most popular
academic movements that promote radical conceptual debunking of these types
draw deeply upon inadequate philosophies of ‘‘concepts and attributes.’’ Such doctrines
often sin against the cardinal rule of philosophy: first, do no harm, for such self-appointed
critics of ‘‘ideological tyranny’’ rarely prove paragons of intellectual toleration
themselves.”
Mark Wilson, Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behaviour

Mark        Wilson
“Accordingly, the unprepossessing term ‘‘concept’’ can sometimes play tricks upon any of us, even the most determinatively ‘‘unphilosophical.’’ In virtually every subject matter, seemingly plausible assumptions about the working basis of innocent-looking words are capable of sending able investigators scampering away on the most quixotic of projects; folks who otherwise appear as if they haven’t a trace of ontological hankering in their bones. These misadventures do not trace to errant academic thinking; instead, there lie seeds deeply planted within the humblest forms of everyday thought that stand ready to sprout great globs of undesirable foliage if supplied the least encouragement. No husbandry from formal philosophy is required at all; misguided forms of conceptual appeal will readily blossom of their own accord. Like it or not, all of us must tacitly turn ‘‘philosopher’’ at certain stages in our endeavors and this is very much part of the story I wish to tell in this book.”
Mark Wilson, Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behaviour

“The ‘death’ of a metaphor is the loss of a connection between a metaphor and a specific word, not the loss of the conceptual metaphor itself. ‘Dead’ metaphors are words and phrases that were previously metaphoric, not conceptual metaphors that have disappeared. Conceptual metaphors generally ‘outlive’ the specific words and expressions that involve them.”
Karen Sullivan, Mixed Metaphors: Their Use and Abuse

“Conceptual metaphors generally ‘outlive’ the specific words and expressions that involve them.”
Karen Sullivan, Mixed Metaphors: Their Use and Abuse

Simon Unwin
“The general argument is that metaphors live at the conceptual core of architecture; but those metaphors are of many and varied kinds, which change and grow as you try to pin them down.”
Simon Unwin, Metaphor: an exploration of the metaphorical dimensions and potential of architecture

Roland Barthes
“…either the intention of the myth is too obscure to be efficacious, or it is too clear to be believed. In either case, where is the ambiguity? This is but a false dilemma. Myth hides nothing and flaunts nothing: it distorts; myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion. […] driven to having either to unveil or to liquidate the concept, it will naturalize it. We reach here the very principle of myth: it transforms history into nature.”
Roland Barthes, Mythologies

Umberto Eco
“World visions can conceive of everything, except alternative world visions...”
Umberto Eco, Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language

“5 Thumb Rules to Follow for Outsourcing 3D Character.
Outsourcing has become one of the basic requirements of the digital industry. Be it software, websites, architecture rendering or 3D character modelling, companies look forward to outsource these tasks to reliable names. Reason is simple. When it comes to value for money, 3D Art Outsourcing Service stands to be the most viable option as setting up in-house production often isn’t considered a wise ROI choice.

But, this necessity has also given rise to possible frauds. There are countless companies waiting to gulp your money in the blink of an eye. There are many more who are ready to lure you with lucrative offers when it comes to 3D character modelling concept. Since not everyone is familiar with the technicalities of this field, companies can easily get trapped with fake promises of giving top notch services well within their reach, only to find out that the whole thing was neither worth their time nor money.

However, all the sham can be avoided if companies follow the six thumb rules while Game outsourcing character modelling tasks to animation studios as these will lead them to the right names.

1) Take a Tour of the Website
Although you will find expert comments on not to judge a company by its cover, there is no denying the fact that website plays a decisive role in company’s credibility, especially when it comes to art and animation studios. A studio that claims to offer you state-of-art results must first focus on its own. A clean, crisp website with appropriate content can actually say a lot about the studio’s work. A poor design and inappropriate content often indicate the following things:

- Outdated and poorly maintained
- Negligence towards its virtual presentation
- Unprofessionalism
- Poor marketing

A sincere design and animation studio will indeed feature a vibrant website with all its details properly included.

2) Location Matters
Location has a huge impact on hiring charges as it largely decides the price range one can expect. If you are looking forward to countries like India, you expect the range to be well within your budget chiefly because such countries have immense talent, but because of the increasing demand and competition in the field of outsourcing, hiring charges are relatively cheaper than countries like UK or USA. This means that once can get desired expertise without spending a fortune.

3) Know Your Team Inside Out
Since you will be spending your hard earned money, you have every right to know the ins and outs of your team. Getting to know the team can assist you in your decision. Do your part of homework and be ready with your queries. Starting from their names to their works, check everything you can, and if need be, go for one-to-one conversation.

This will not only help you to know them better, but will also give you an idea of their communication, their knowledge about their work and their sincerity. A dedicated one will always answer you up to the point while a confused one with fidget with words or beat around the bush.

4) Don’t Miss Out on the Portfolio
While the website of a studio is its virtual representative, it’s the portfolio which speaks about its execution. Reputed names of 3D modelling and design companies house excellent projects ranging from simple to complex ones. A solid portfolio indicates:

- commitment of the studio towards its projects
- competency of its team
- execution and precision
- status of its expertise

Apart from the portfolio, some animation studios even feature case studies and white papers in their websites which indicate their level of transparency. Make sure to go through all of them.”
Game Yan

“The avant-garde is a connotation, every act here is a connotative value. The whole series of avant-garde movements do not signify, and yet their concepts are reconnotation.”
Vladan Kuzmanovic

“Anamodernity is an act of reality, a real paradigm, an act-concept, not a pre-concept.”
Vladan Kuzmanovic

“Theory is the concept of art.”
Vladan Kuzmanovic

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