For those whose ganglia were formed pre-TV, the mimetic deployment of pop-culture icons seems at best an annoying tic and at worst a dangerous vapidity that compromises fiction's seriousness by dating it out of the Platonic Always, where it ought to reside. - Jonathan Lethem
I've been wondering if in fact ideal platonic love isn't just an intensely concentrated form of what inspires the best teachers. - Edmund Marlowe
PLATONIC, adj. Pertaining to the philosophy of Socrates. Platonic Love is a fool's name for the affection between a disability and a frost. - Ambrose Bierce
I don't like her. But don't misunderstand me: my dislike is purely platonic.
Normally, in anything I do, I'm fairly miserable. I do it, and I get grumpy because there is a huge, vast gulf, this aching disparity, between the platonic ideal of the project that was living in my head, and the small, sad, wizened, shaking, squeaking thing that I actually produce. - Neil Gaiman
Harry and Hermione are very platonic friends. But I won't answer for anyone else, nudge-nudge wink-wink! - J.K. Rowling
Laws of nature have no physical properties of mass /energy. They are platonic truths in transcendent realm that create & govern the Universe. - Deepak Chopra