Quotes of Metaphor - somelinesforyou

“ Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory. ”

- Milan Kundera

“ All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. ”

- Gilbert K. Chesterton

“ 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. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ There are few things as toxic as a bad metaphor. You can't think without metaphors. ”

- Mary Bateson

“ We used beach access as a metaphor for this issue. People for the most part can stroll around and use the beach. We think the preserves should have the same thing. ”

- James Burke

“ Science is all metaphor. ”

- Timothy Leary

“ A good metaphor can make any bad idea sound good. ”

- Scott Adams

“ A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on. ”

- Georg C. Lichtenberg

“ An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor. ”

- Robert Frost

“ Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time. ”

- Jean Paul

“ The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests. ”

- Andrew Jackson

“ 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. ”

- Milan Kundera

“ Writing is the painting of the voice. ”

- Voltaire

“ All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. ”

- G. K. Chesterton

“ 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. ”

- Northrop Frye

“ Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives. ”

- Gary Busey

“ The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust. ”

- Diogenes

“ Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward. ”

- Robert Frost

“ Who gets the bird, the hunter or the dog. ”

- John L. Lewis

“ An attractive vessel through which the river of truth can flow. ”

- Stephen Colbert

“ How would you compare Polanski or Kubrick? I try not to do any comparisons. ”

- Tim Roth

“ We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men's crapper of the local bar. ”

- Charles Bukowski

“ Picasso had his pink period and his blue period. I am in my blonde period right now. ”

- Hugh Hefner

“ We drink one another's health and spoil our own. ”

- Jerome K. Jerome

“ Friends are the sailors who guide your rickety boat safely across the dangerous waters of life. ”

- Anonymous

“ Comparisons are odious. ”

- Fourteenth Century Saying

“ Language is memory and metaphor. ”

- Storm Jameson

“ Why, ever since Adam, who has got to the meaning of this great allegory — the world? Then we pygmies must be content to have out paper allegories but ill comprehended. ”

- Herman Melville
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