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Metaphor Quotes

Scott Adams
A good metaphor can make any bad idea sound good.
Scott Adams
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The metaphor is perhaps one of man's most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him.
Jose Gasset
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A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on.
Georg Lichtenberg
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The shoes are a metaphor for these two women who have the kind of dynamic that a lot of women have with each other where one is thinner, the other is smarter. One is more attractive, the other has more money.
Rakoff Carbonell
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Hands, the perfect metaphor for Barry Avrich's visual masturbation,
Tom Hall
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Science is all metaphor.
Timothy Leary
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It's really about spirituality. Gardening is a metaphor.
Tom Spencer
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Robert Frost
An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor
Robert Frost
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The metaphor is that we're filling someone's bowl - and stomach - with the funds gathered from this event.
Ellen Morris
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Eliot Spitzer
I would say to those who don't like the metaphor: This is reality.
Eliot Spitzer
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
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I think they would be foolish not to support WAP. They're trying to push Web Clipping as a metaphor for surfing the Web, but I don't think they'll be that successful.
Ken Dulaney
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I was trying to think of a title for it, which is a hard thing. Limbo is basically a metaphor, anyway ... it's this place where you're neither here nor there ... and so many people live that kind of life.
John Sayles
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The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones.
Northrop Frye
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We used beach access as a metaphor for this issue. People for the most part can stroll around and use the beach. We think the preserves should have the same thing.
James Burke
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There are few things as toxic as a bad metaphor. You can't think without metaphors.
Mary Bateson
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These incidents become viewed through the lens of metaphor,
Mark Feldstein
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These incidents become viewed through the lens of metaphor. And Dan Rather represents not just CBS, but all of network news.
Mark Feldstein
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We planned for weeks and weeks on this. If you want to use a sports metaphor, you'd say we left it all on the field.
Steve Marks
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There is a similarity, if I may be permitted an excursion into tenuous metaphor, between the feel of a chilly breeze and the feel of a knife's blade, as either is laid across the back of the neck. I can call up memories of both, if I work at it. The chilly breeze is invariably going to be the more pleasant memory.
Steven Brust
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The Negro is America's metaphor,
Richard Wright
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I think that's what makes [the show] a cut above - the writing of a metaphor, the writing about a fantastical world and bringing it into a real life context that is accessible,
Jake Weber
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I think that's what makes (the show) a cut above — the writing of a metaphor, the writing about a fantastical world and bringing it into a real life context that is accessible,
Jake Weber
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This is a very powerful tool, potentially with a bidirectional metaphor. It's indexing all this stuff on your desktop and doing something on the Web. Who's to say that's not a potential breach?
James Governor
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And the other great thing that we're allowed to do — and you're not — is use metaphor.
Peter Sellars
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Bob Dole
They should have told him that [the fence he fell through on a campaign stop] was not a metaphor. He should've gotten back up and dove in again, like Pearl Jam. He would have gotten the young vote, the MTV vote...
Bob Dole
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The list is a metaphor for troubled national parks all across the nation, ... Some of our national parks are becoming a national disgrace.
Thomas Kiernan
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Jefferson wasn't really a primary author <br/> of the First Amendment. But Jefferson was the author of the Virginia <br/> Statute for Religious Freedom, which is seen as kind of a precursor <br/> of the First Amendment. It was Jefferson's protégé, <br/> James Madison, who helped draft the First Amendment. So the metaphor <br/> is apt and it is important.
Rob Boston
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And the other great thing that we're allowed to do and you're not is use metaphor.
Peter Sellars
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The metaphor is so obvious. Easter Island, isolated in the Pacific Ocean once the island got into trouble, there was no way they could get free. There was no other people from whom they could get help. In the same way that we on Planet Earth, if we ruin our own (world) we won't be able to get help.
Jared Diamond
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