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).)
'Metaphor is the ladder to higher systems'
(Nathan Coppedge, Nov 2014)
Science is all metaphor.
(Timothy Leary (b. 1920), U.S. psychologist. interview, Sept. 24, 1980. Contemporary Authors, vol. 107 (1983).)
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).)
Metaphors convince at once or not at all.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
Love is a subsidised metaphor
Stealing from the emotionally rich to
Scatter upon the barren
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).)
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).)
... we all of us, grave or light, get our thoughts entangled in metaphors, and act fatally on the strength of them ...
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 10 (1871-1872).)