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30+ Metaphor Quotes

A metaphor is something that bears a grand meaning. All things have their own metaphor. This is a collection of 32 quotes on metaphor and metaphor sayings.


Early human thought proceeded by metaphor. - Gerald Edelman
Through metaphor to reconcile the people and the stones. - William Carlos Williams
Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space. - Orson Scott Card
Metaphor is not just the detection of patterns; it is the creation of patterns. - James Geary
The essence of metaphor is understanding and experiencing one kind of thing in terms of another. - George Lakoff
Metaphor is one of a group of problem solving medicines known as figures of speech which are normally used to treat literal thinking and other diseases. - Grant Morrison
A good metaphor can make any bad idea sound good. - Scott Adams
They say the eyes are the window to the soul. - Wendy Mass
Metaphor for the night sky: a trillion asterisks and no explanations. - Robert Breault
Metaphor impinges on everything, allowing us poets and non-poets alike to experience and think about the world in fluid, unusual ways. - James Geary
Science is all metaphor. - Timothy Leary
What a different result one gets by changing the metaphor! - George Eliot
Story is metaphor for life and life is lived in time. - Robert McKee
Metaphors are our way of losing ourselves in semblances or treading water in a sea of seeming. - Roberto Bolaño
Metaphors are much more tenacious than facts. - Paul de Man
A river of images and thoughts and feelings, dirtied and polluted so that no one could drink from it without gagging. - Barry Lyga
Metaphor creates a new reality from which the original appears to be unreal. - Wallace Stevens
Metaphor is embodied in language. - Dennis Potter
The power of the metaphor is that in a single flash the entire idea is revealed. - G.R. Gopinath
All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. - Gilbert K Chesterton
The mind is a metaphor of the world of objects. - Pierre Bourdieu
Metaphor is halfway between the unintelligible and the commonplace. - Aristotle
Metaphors are the weapons of cowards. - Jose Bernardo
The metaphor is probably the most fertile power possessed by man. - José Ortega y Gasset
Metaphor is the lifeblood of all art. - Twyla Tharp
The symbol and the metaphor are as necessary to science as to poetry. - Jacob Bronowski
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. - Gilbert K. Chesterton
A powerful enough metaphor grows its own truth. - Matthew Woodring Stover
It's a wonderful metaphor, catching a wave, for how you can look at other challenges in your life. - Jeff Bridges
Language is memory and metaphor. - Storm Jameson
A theory of creativity is actually just a metaphor. A pool of ideas, a well of memories, a voice. - Jane Smiley
Metaphor matters because it creates expectations. - James Geary
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