Quotations About / On: METAPHOR
All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
(Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. The Defendant, "A Defence of Slang," (1901).)
The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Nature, ch. 4 (1836, revised and repr. 1849).)
The Bible is rich with imagery, symbolism, metaphor, simile, and irony.
(Walterrean Salley September 2015)
'Materialism is a metaphor far deeper than physics'.
(- -Nathan Coppedge (May 2015) .)
'Metaphor is the ladder to higher systems'
(Nathan Coppedge, Nov 2014)
A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on.
(G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook E," aph. 91, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
Science is all metaphor.
(Timothy Leary (b. 1920), U.S. psychologist. interview, Sept. 24, 1980. Contemporary Authors, vol. 107 (1983).)
The simile sets two ideas side by side; in the metaphor they become superimposed.
(F.L. Lucas (1894-1967), critic, poet. Style, ch. 9, Macmillan (1955).)
Metaphors are much more tenacious than facts.
(Paul Deman (1919-1983), Belgian-born U.S. literary critic. "Semiology And Rhetoric," pt. 1, ch. 1, Allegories of Reading (1979).)
Poetry has become the higher algebra of metaphors.
(José Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955), Spanish essayist, philosopher. "More About the Dehumanization of Art," The Dehumanization of Art (1925).)