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Quote Left Reality is a cliche from which we escape by metaphor. Quote Right
by Wallace Stevens | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left [By the end, the baseball metaphors of the early hearing had given way to gambling analogies. Schumer one-upped Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), who had declared that senators were] rolling the dice with you, Judge. ... This isn't just rolling the dice. It's betting the whole house. Quote Right
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Quote Left If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time. Quote Right
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Quote Left All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. Quote Right
by G K Chesterton | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I can entertain the proposition that life is a metaphor for boxing—for one of those bouts that go on and on, round following round, jabs, mi... Quote Right
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Quote Left The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind. Quote Right
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Quote Left A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas a place where history comes to life. Quote Right
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Quote Left The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones. Quote Right
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Quote Left The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us. Quote Right
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Quote Left Music, because of its specific and far-reaching metaphorical powers, can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable. Quote Right
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Quote Left Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if at any point between the beginning and the end of his journey he stops moving and does not get off the bicycle he will fall off it. That is a metaphor for the journey through life of any living thing, and I think of any society of living things. Quote Right
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Quote Left All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. Quote Right
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Quote Left A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas-a place where history comes to life. Quote Right
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Quote Left Tomas did not realize at the time that metaphors are dangerous. Metaphors are not to be trifled with. A single metaphor can give birth to love. Quote Right
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Quote Left The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us. Quote Right
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Quote Left A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on. Quote Right
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Quote Left Translation is entirely mysterious. Increasingly I have felt that the art of writing is itself translating, or more like translating than it is like anything else. What is the other text, the original? I have no answer. I suppose it is the source, the deep sea where ideas swim, and one catches them in nets of words and swings them shining into the boat... where in this metaphor they die and get canned and eaten in sandwiches. Quote Right
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Quote Left ...exaggerated turns of speech conceal mediocre affections: as if the fulness of the soul might not sometimes overflow in the emptiest of metaphors, since no one, ever, can give the exact measurements of his needs, nor of his conceptions, nor of his sufferings, and the human word is like a cracked cauldron upon which we beat out melodies fit for making bears dance when we are trying to move the stars to pity. Quote Right
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Quote Left The recognition that no knowledge can be complete, no metaphor entire, is itself humanizing. It counteracts fanaticism. It grants even to adversaries the possibility of partial truth, and to oneself the possibility of error. Quote Right
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Quote Left The moral immune system of this country has been weakened and attacked, and the AIDS virus is the perfect metaphor for it. The malignant neglect of the last twelve years has led to breakdown of our country's immune system, environmentally, culturally, politically, spiritually and physically. Quote Right
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Quote Left Good ride, cowboy. What a good metaphor for life. Quote Right
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Quote Left A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language, that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically. Quote Right
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Quote Left The family is changing not disappearing. We have to broaden our understanding of it, look for the new metaphors. Quote Right
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Quote Left Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that's been our unifying cry, More light. Sunlight. Torchlight. Candlight. Neon, incandescent lights that banish the darkness from our caves to illuminate our roads, the insides of our refrigerators. Big floods for the night games at Soldier's field. Little tiny flashlights for those books we read under the covers when we're supposed to be asleep. Light is more than watts and footcandles. Light is metaphor. Light is knowledge, light is life, light is light. Quote Right
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Quote Left Wherever a story comes from, whether it is a familiar myth or a private memory, the retelling exemplifies the making of a connection from one pattern to another: a potential translation in which narrative becomes parable and the once upon a time comes to stand for some renascent truth. This approach applies to all the incidents of everyday life: the phrase in the newspaper, the endearing or infuriating game of a toddler, the misunderstanding at the office. Our species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories. Quote Right
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