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"If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time."
by Octavio Paz

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"Good ride, cowboy. What a good metaphor for life."
by Bob Doyle

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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."
by Jose Ortega y Gasset

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"All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry."
by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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"A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas-a place where history comes to life."
by Norman Cousins

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"A metaphor is like a simile."
by Anonymous

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"All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry."
by G. K. Chesterton

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"Imagine a school with children that can read or write, but with teachers who cannot, and you have a metaphor of the Information Age in which we live."
by Peter Cochrane

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"The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us."
by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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"The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us."
by Paul Valery

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"The moral immune system of this country has been weakened and attacked, and the AIDS virus is the perfect metaphor for it. The malignant neglect of the last twelve years has led to breakdown of our country's immune system, environmentally, culturally, politically, spiritually and physically."
by Barbra Streisand

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"The recognition that no knowledge can be complete, no metaphor entire, is itself humanizing. It counteracts fanaticism. It grants even to adversaries the possibility of partial truth, and to oneself the possibility of error."
by Alvin Toffler

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"The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind."
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Tomas did not realize at the time that metaphors are dangerous. Metaphors are not to be trifled with. A single metaphor can give birth to love."
by Milan Kundera

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"A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on."
by G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg

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"Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if at any point between the beginning and the end of his journey he stops moving and does not get off the bicycle he will fall off it. That is a metaphor for the journey through life of any living thing, and I think of any society of living things."
by William Golding

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"A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas a place where history comes to life."
by Norman Cousins

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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."
by Northrop Frye

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"Translation is entirely mysterious. Increasingly I have felt that the art of writing is itself translating, or more like translating than it is like anything else. What is the other text, the original? I have no answer. I suppose it is the source, the deep sea where ideas swim, and one catches them in nets of words and swings them shining into the boat... where in this metaphor they die and get canned and eaten in sandwiches."
by Ursula K. LeGuin

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"I can entertain the proposition that life is a metaphor for boxing—for one of those bouts that go on and on, round following round, jabs, mi..."
by Joyce Carol Oates

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