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).)
'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).)
Writers who have nothing to say always strain for metaphors to say it in.
(Florence King (b. 1936), U.S. humorist, essayist, social critic. The Florence King Reader, New York, St. Martin's Press (1995).
review of Erica Jong, Parachutes & Kisses, Newsday (Oct. 14, 1984).)