metaphor Quotes

45 of the best book quotes about metaphor
  1. #1
    “Good my lord, be cured
    Of this diseased opinion, and betimes;
    For ‘tis most dangerous.”
  2. #2
    “Sailing lower into the pale green sea, he sought everywhere for the reddish glint of her scales, until the water became dense and dark green and then everything gradually got so black he lost all sight of where he was.”
  3. #3
    “Thoughts are just a different kind of bacteria, colonizing you. I thought about the gut-brain information axis. Maybe you’re already gone. The prisoners run the jail now. Not a person so much as a swarm. Not a bee, but the hive.”
  4. #4
    “You and I are just kids. We’ve got the best and the worst of it in front of us”
  5. #5
    “We don’t reach the mountaintop from the mountaintop. We start at the bottom and climb up. Blood is involved.”
  6. #6
    “While pounding on the piano keys may produce noise, removing them doesn’t exactly further the creation of music.””
  7. #7
    “It’s like my identity’s an orbit that I’ve strayed far away from.”
  8. #8
    “I ... feel an omen calling out to me, like a dark, omnipresent pool of water.”
  9. #9
    “Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions.”
  1. #10
    ″...being an amoeba and became part of the little cluster of cells in this van.”
  2. #11
    ″...tired of making circles inside a fishbowl, watching life through cloudy glass. Would I ever be Sophie la Fuerte, the strong one, a salmon swimming up waterfalls, leaping over dams?”
  3. #12
    “I thought of myself as a free-floating one-celled amoeba, minding my own business.”
  4. #13
    “I have said before that metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.”
  5. #14
    “He did not rate that text at a plucked hen
    Which says that hunters are not holy men
    And that a monk uncloistered is a mere
    Fish out of water, flapping on the pier,
    That is to say a monk out of his cloister.
    That was a text he held not worth an oyster”
  6. #15
    “I’ve heard it said that the week in which a young girl prepares for her debut as an apprentice geisha is like when a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.”
  7. #16
    “The older the violin, the sweeter the music.”
  8. #17
    “My love is as a fever longing still,
    For that which longer nurseth the disease;
    Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill,
    The uncertain sickly appetite to please.”
  9. #18
    “The body is the garden of the soul.”

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  1. #19
    “You’re a battered heart, bleeding life in the universe of wounds.”
  2. #20
    “It’s no fun picking on you Louis; you’re so guilty, it’s like throwing darts at a glob of jello, there’s no satisfying hits, just quivering, the darts just blop in and vanish.”
  3. #21
    ″‘Get out of here, roundies!’ shouted one of the Squares.
    ‘Why?’ asked one of the Circles.
    ‘Because this is a metaphor for racism!‘”
  4. #22
    “But that fig’s got roots that run deep, and it belongs in that yard as much as that oak and walnut…It don’t give up. It give up, it’ll die. There’s a lesson to be learned from that little tree, Cassie girl, ‘cause we’re like it. We keep doing what we gotta, and we don’t give up. We can’t.”
  5. #23
    “And this is for Colored girls who have considered suicide, but are moving to the ends of their own rainbows.”
  6. #24
    “i am really colored & really sad sometimes & you hurt me
    more than i ever danced outta/ i am ready to die like a lily in the
    desert/ & i cdnt let you in on it cuz i didnt know/ here
    is what i have/ poems/ big thighs/ lil tits/ &
    so much love/ will you take it from me this one time/
    please this is for you”
  7. #25
    “If we lived close to nature in an agricultural society, the seasons as metaphor and fact would continually frame our lives. But the master metaphor of our era does not come from agriculture - it comes from manufacturing.”
  8. #26
    “Seasons is a wise metaphor for the movement of life, I think. It suggests that life is neither a battlefield nor a game of chance but something infinitely richer, more promising, more real.”
  9. #27
    “For like as foods are threefold for mankind
    In nourishing, so is there threefold way
    Of worship, abstinence, and almsgiving!”
  1. #28
    “The bow of God’s wrath is bent, and the arrow made ready on the string, and justice bends the arrow at your heart, and strains the bow, and it is nothing but the mere pleasure of God, and that of an angry God, without any promise or obligation at all, that keeps the arrow one moment from being made drunk with your blood.”
  2. #29
    “The sword of divine justice is every moment brandished over their heads, and ‘tis nothing but the hand of arbitrary mercy, and God’s mere will, that holds it back. ”
  3. #30
    “The soil of a man’s heart is stonier, he thought, and the wind sang its bitter black song, and not so many miles distant...”
  4. #31
    “We either learn to accept or we end up writing letters home with crayons.”
  5. #32
    “All that was metaphorical has become literal, and the children are children, and the terrors are terrifying.”
  6. #33
    “Dead fields under a November sky, scattered rose petals brown and turning up at the edges, empty pools scummed with algae, rot, decomposition, dust... ”
  7. #35
    “Trying to find a decent guy in Ruxton is like trying to find a virgin in a whorehouse.”
  8. #36
    “A born king is a very rare being.”

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  1. #37
    “Jumping from boulder to boulder and never falling, with a heavy pack, is easier than it sounds; you just can’t fall when you get into the rhythm of the dance.”
  2. #38
    “Finding Nirvana is like locating silence.”
  3. #39
    “The silence was an intense roar.”
  4. #40
    “Pretty girls make graves.”
  5. #41
    .. to employ a metaphor as mixed as the medium itself, defining comics entails cutting a Gordian-knotted enigma wrapped in a mystery ...”
  6. #42
    “One should be light like a bird and not like a feather.”
  7. #43
    “When I found the train was not going in the direction I wanted, I jumped off.”
  8. #44
    “You are not stuck in time like a fly in a closed bottle, whose wings are therefore useless.”
  9. #45
    “I have traveled so much, I have tried much, and I have often tested the mighty. How will there still be a sun when the wolf has eaten the one that now flies in heaven?”
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