abstract

To die; to decide to die; that’s much easier for an adolescent than for an adult. What? Doesn’t death strip an adolescent of a far larger portion of future? Certainly it does, but for a young person, the future is a remote, abstract, unreal thing he doesn’t really believe in.

Milan Kundera, Ignorance

This is not a pipe.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

All representations of a thing are inherently abstract.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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