M. H. Abrams Quotes & Sayings

12 most famous M. H. Abrams quotes and sayings (critic). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

M. H. Abrams Quotes
“When I was a graduate student, the leading spirits at Harvard were interested in the history of ideas.”
“We worked on solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military environment. We established military codes that are highly audible and invented selection tests for personnel who had a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background.”
M. H. Abrams Quotes
“It's amazing how, age after age, in country after country, and in all languages, Shakespeare emerges as incomparable.”
M. H. Abrams Quotes
“The theories of the major philosophers of the 18th century secular enlightenment were biblical and theological in spite of themselves.”
M. H. Abrams Quotes
“If you learn one thing from having lived through decades of changing views, it is that all predictions are necessarily false.”
M. H. Abrams Quotes
“Key metaphors help determine what and how we perceive and how we think about our perceptions.”
M. H. Abrams Quotes
“The survival of artistic modes in which we recognize ourselves, identify ourselves and place ourselves will survive as long as humanity survives.”
M. H. Abrams Quotes
“Hard work makes easy reading or, at least, easier reading.”
M. H. Abrams Quotes
“If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means, you have missed the body of the poem.”
M. H. Abrams Quotes
“John Updike is always fun. And one of my former students, Tom Pynchon. And Harold Bloom, another former student.”

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