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abstractions Quotes

Five of the best book quotes about abstractions
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“No . . . You can’t understand. You’re using the language of reason, not of the heart; you live in a world of abstractions.”
Albert Camus
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The Plague
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Raymond Rambert
Doctor Bernard Rieux
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reason
language
don't understand
abstractions
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“Then came the second phase of conflict, tears and pleadings—abstraction, in a word. In those fever-hot, nerve-ridden sickrooms crazy scenes took place.”
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“To fight abstraction you must have something of it in your own make-up . . . Abstraction for him was all that stood in the way of happiness.”
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“Only I know how long I have been here. Nights and days and days and nights, hundreds of them slipping through my fingers. But that does not matter. Time has no meaning. But something you can touch and hold like my red dress, that has a meaning.”
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“Time is an absurdity. An abstraction. The only thing that matters is this moment. This moment a million times over. You have to trust me. If this moment is repeated enough, if you keep trying — and you have to keep trying — eventually you will come across the next item on your list.”

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