Concrete Quotes

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Tupac Shakur
“Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature's laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems to by keeping it's dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.”
Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew from Concrete

Anthony Liccione
“In the beginning, some people try to appear that everything about them is "in black and white," until later their true colors come out.”
Anthony Liccione

Tupac Shakur
“Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete proving nature's laws wrong it learned 2 walk
without having feet”
Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew from Concrete

Philip K. Dick
“Basically, Sherri's idea had to do with bringing Fat's mind down from the cosmic and the abstract to the particular. She had hatched out the practical notion that nothing is more real than a large World War Two Soviet tank.”
Philip K. Dick, VALIS

Wendell Berry
“The road is a word, conceived elsewhere and laid across the country in the wound prepared for it: a word made concrete and thrust among us.”
Wendell Berry

Günter Grass
“They swore by concrete. They built for eternity.”
Gunter Grass

Cameron Conaway
“Concrete breathes sun's heat.”
Cameron Conaway, Bonemeal

Anthony Liccione
“It's hard to push up against a wall, when you are the wall.”
Anthony Liccione

Israelmore Ayivor
“Your dreams are like the cement. If you water it with actions, it becomes a hard concrete mass. But if you leave it exposed and unwatered, the air will easily blow it away!”
Israelmore Ayivor

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A concrete city creates concrete-people! But what the humanity needs is flower-people, cloud-people, stream-people, butterfly-people, and forest-people!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Caitlín R. Kiernan
“Writing makes it even harder than concrete. Writing makes it hard as diamond.”
Caitlín R. Kiernan, The Drowning Girl

Anthony Liccione
“Please don´t drown into his fears, his concrete fists don´t let him again, break the bridge of your nose with his cruel born hits. Then disappear into that mask of misery.”
Anthony Liccione

William Barrett
“We have come to understand the phenomena of life only as an assemblage of the lifeless. We take the mechanistic abstractions of our technical calculation to be ultimately concrete and "fundamentally real," while our most intimate experiences are labelled "mere appearance" and something having reality only within the closet of the isolated mind.

Suppose however we were to invert this whole scheme, reverse the order in which it assigns abstract and concrete. What is central to our experience, then, need not be peripheral to nature. This sunset now, for example, caught within the network of bare winter branches, seems like a moment of benediction in which the whole of nature collaborates. Why should not these colours and these charging banners of light be as much a part of the universe as the atoms and molecules that make them up? If they were only "in my mind," then I and my mind would no longer be a part of nature. Why should the pulse of life toward beauty and value not be a part of things?

Following this path, we do not vainly seek to assemble the living out of configurations of dead stuff, but we descend downwards from more complex to simpler grades of the organic. From humans to trees to rocks; from "higher grade" to "lower grade" organisms. In the universe of energy, any individual thing is a pattern of activity within the flux, and thereby an organism at some level.”
William Barrett, The Illusion of Technique: A Search for Meaning in a Technological Civilization

“When faced with unbridled wildness of reality, dinosaurs fall into fevered delusions of grandeur. In fits of madness, they recreate the world in their own overblown image, bull-dozing the wild and replacing it with a wasteland that reflects their own emptiness. Where there was once the incredibly complex diversity of nature, there is now the dead simplicity of asphalt and concrete.”
Curious George Brigade, Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs

“New projects are interesting when goals are grounded by the hunger to discover and integrate. The elusive are made concrete in such ways”
Val Uchendu

Scarlett Thomas
“I feel like crying. There's something so sad about broken concrete.”
Scarlett Thomas, The End of Mr. Y

“Teaching is a dialogue, and it is through the process of engaging students that we see ideas taken from the abstract and played out in concrete visual form. Students teach us about creativity through their personal responses to the limits we set, thus proving that reason and intuition are not antithetical. Their works give aesthetic visibility to mathematical ideas.”
Martha Boles, Universal Patterns

Munia Khan
“Nature has no beauty forbidden
Manmade concrete slab: guilt-ridden
Wings or leaves whatever we may care
Those limbs with the birds only trees will share”
Munia Khan

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Juliana Barbassa
“The city is physical, concrete," Pedro [da Luz] said. "When we make a mistake, it is a mistake that will last for forty, fifty years. That's a problem.”
Juliana Barbassa, Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink

“God has purpose for every man to fulfill certain tasks and attain concrete goals”
Sunday Adelaja

Thomas Bernhard
“Her zaman en tepedekini, en itinalıyı, en esaslıyı, en olağandışı olanı, hem de daima sadece en aşağılığın ve en yüzeyselin ve en bayağının fark edildiği yerde talep etmemiz gerçekten de hasta ediyor insanı. İnsanı ileriye götürmüyor, öldürüyor onu. Yükselişi beklediğimiz yerde çöküşü görüyoruz, umudumuz olduğu yerde umutsuzluğu görüyoruz, kendi hatamız bu, kendi şanssızlığımız.”
Thomas Bernhard, Concrete

“Time is a concrete product”
Sunday Adelaja

Aldo Rossi
“It does not seem possible to me to conceive anything sadder than a monument composed of a smooth, naked and unadorned surface, of a light absorbent material, absolutely bare of details, and of which the decoration is formed by a composition of shadows, drawn by shadows still darker.”
Aldo Rossi

Sylvia Plath
“The abstract kills, the concrete saves.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Rachel Kushner
“...America was supposed to be a place ruined and homogenized by highways, that that was its unique character, crass and vulgar sameness.”
Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers

“Now to think of concrete as both natural and artificial demands a greater degree of mental agility than most of us can manage. So much is invested in the absoluteness of this distinction between natural and artificial , so necessary is it to our whole cosmology, that to admit that something can be both of these would be just too anxious-inducing. To avoid this, we habitually operate on the assumption that concrete is just artificial, or alternatively, just natural, but never both.”
Iain Borden, Forty Ways to Think about Architecture: Architectural History and Theory Today

“Producing the prefect concrete has become a kind of philosopher’s stone of the late 20th century.”
Iain Borden, Forty Ways to Think about Architecture: Architectural History and Theory Today

“Certainly metaphor is in some sense the opposite of concrete thing.”
David Punter, Metaphor