Quotations About / On: METAPHOR

Quotations About / On: METAPHOR
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind.
Joseph John Campbell
“Half the people in the world think that the metaphors of their religious traditions, for example, are facts. And the other half contends that they are not facts at all. As a result we have people who consider themselves believers because they accept metaphors as facts, and we have others who classify themselves as atheists because they think religious metaphors are lies.”
Jorge Luis Borges
Universal history is the history of a few metaphors.
Jorge Luis Borges
Perhaps universal history is the history of the diverse intonation of some metaphors.
Mason Cooley
Transcendence is something between a metaphor and a miracle.
Mason Cooley
A theology whose god is a metaphor is wasting its time.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Time, space, and causality are only metaphors of knowledge, with which we explain things to ourselves.
Mason Cooley
Since events are not metaphors, the literal-minded have a certain advantage in dealing with them.
Mason Cooley
Metaphors convince at once or not at all.
Florence King
Writers who have nothing to say always strain for metaphors to say it in.
José Ortega Y Gasset
Poetry has become the higher algebra of metaphors.
Paul Deman
Metaphors are much more tenacious than facts.
F.L Lucas
The simile sets two ideas side by side; in the metaphor they become superimposed.
Timothy Leary
Science is all metaphor.
G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg
A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on.
Nathan Coppedge
'Metaphor is the ladder to higher systems'
Nathan Coppedge
'Materialism is a metaphor far deeper than physics'.
Walterrean Salley
The Bible is rich with imagery, symbolism, metaphor, simile, and irony.
Nathan Coppedge
'Sometimes at times, the metaphor of visual contrast is the nearest thing to magic.'

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