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Quote Left Reality is a cliche from which we escape by metaphor. Quote Right
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
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
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
Quote Left All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. Quote Right
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
Quote Left We all start out with the same alphabet. We are all unique. Talent is not the most important thing --- discipline and dedication are. Craft can be learned but desire and longing are innate. Despite the demands of school and just being young, try to write SOMETHING every day --- a description, a captured emotion, a simile, a metaphor. Read, for crying out loud! A writer must read the way a ball player must go to the ballfield every day to practice. Everything is possible in this world of ours--- and so's publication. Quote Right
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
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
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
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
Quote Left Good ride, cowboy. What a good metaphor for life. Quote Right
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
Quote Left Science is all metaphor. Quote Right
Quote Left A metaphor is like a simile. Quote Right
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
Quote Left A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on. Quote Right
Quote Left 'Money talks' because money is a metaphor, a transfer, and a bridge. Like words and language, money is a storehouse of communally achieved wor... Quote Right
Quote Left Imagination could hardly do without metaphor, for imagination is, literally, the moving around in one's mind of images, and such images tend c... Quote Right
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
Quote Left All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. Quote Right
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
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
Quote Left The metaphor is perhaps one of man's most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him. Quote Right
Quote Left Imagine a school with children that can read or write, but with teachers who cannot, and you have a metaphor of the Information Age in which we live. Quote Right
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
Quote Left Wit is often concise and sparkling, compressed into an original pun or metaphor. Brevity is said to be its soul. Humor can be more leisurely, ... Quote Right

Member Quotes About Metaphor

Quote Left A sad Day when people drug old men, so they can buy their position of power when they have no money that’s is worth anything. All material money I. The World could not buy the Spirit of God or make a Man a “metaphorical Genius” of Theology or Metaphysical Psychology For man Has free will to say Yes I’ll join the Fight or No I won’t join the Fight. God would Know it’s a family Fued and to stay out of it. Sythians and Amazonians at Again, Only in India. Braided hair of both sexes caused confusion Quote Right
Quote Left Stars will always remain my favorite metaphor. Quote Right