Quotations About / On: METAPHOR

  • 1.
    All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
    (Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. The Defendant, "A Defence of Slang," (1901).)
  • 2.
    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).)
  • 3.
    The Bible is rich with imagery, symbolism, metaphor, simile, and irony.
    (Walterrean Salley September 2015)
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  • 4.
    'Materialism is a metaphor far deeper than physics'.
    (- -Nathan Coppedge (May 2015) .)
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  • 5.
    'Metaphor is the ladder to higher systems'
    (Nathan Coppedge, Nov 2014)
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  • 6.
    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).)
  • 7.
    Science is all metaphor.
    (Timothy Leary (b. 1920), U.S. psychologist. interview, Sept. 24, 1980. Contemporary Authors, vol. 107 (1983).)
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  • 8.
    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).)
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  • 9.
    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).)
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  • 10.
    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).)
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