“Sometimes a symbol holds more power than the thing it represents. Like the symbol for Thing, the one I created that is confusing and abstract and makes people ask, What is that thing? And I always reply, “If you already knew, why did you ask?”
― Jarod Kintz,

“For myself, I favored the abstract. I collected not just obsolete terms and words, but ideas.”
Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey