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.
    “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.”
    (Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor)
  • 4.
    'Always look for metaphors at physics conferences, and fundamental discoveries at poetry readings.'
    (- -Nathan Coppedge, April 2018)
  • 5.
    'Sometimes at times, the metaphor of visual contrast is the nearest thing to magic.'
    (- -Nathan Coppedge)
  • 6.
    The Bible is rich with imagery, symbolism, metaphor, simile, and irony.
    (Walterrean Salley September 2015)
  • 7.
    'Materialism is a metaphor far deeper than physics'.
    (- -Nathan Coppedge (May 2015) .)
  • 8.
    'Metaphor is the ladder to higher systems'
    (Nathan Coppedge, Nov 2014)
  • 9.
    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).)
  • 10.
    Science is all metaphor.
    (Timothy Leary (b. 1920), U.S. psychologist. interview, Sept. 24, 1980. Contemporary Authors, vol. 107 (1983).)
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