Quotation Explorer - 'Metaphors'

Metaphors are the weapons of cowards.
Therefore we will not listen to the source itself in order to learn what it is or what it means, but rather to the turns of speech, the allegories, figures, metaphors, as you will, into which the source has deviated, in order to lose it or rediscover it—which always amounts to the same. - Jacques Derrida
I hate metaphors. That’s why my favorite book is Moby Dick. No frou-frou symbolism. Just a good, simple tale about a man who hates an animal. - Ron Swanson
A metaphor is not an ornament. It is an organ of perception. Through metaphors, we see the world as one thing or another. - Neil Postman
The family is changing not disappearing. We have to broaden our understanding of it, look for the new metaphors. - Mary Catherine Bateson
To the Nahuas, words were flowers, metaphors that gave birth to thoughts and actions.
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. - Milan Kundera
The idea is to spin the wheel of metaphors and images until sparks of associations begin to fly for the reader. - Charles Simic
Good fantasy fiction: ... explores real human conditions through fantastic metaphors which universalize the characters' individual experiences to speak personally to us all. - Laura Resnick
Metaphors are not to be trifled with. A single metaphor can give birth to love - Milan Kundera
I'm on my way...don't know where to, but my road is build with metaphors and nonsense - Yesenia Barkley
By now, we're all familiar with the literary post-apocalyptic world's metaphors. The zombies are our anxieties. The vampires are our greed. Our fairies are hope. Our werewolves are what again? Something - Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble. - Joseph Campbell
I demand from a book harmony as unity and moderation; that determines the choice of words, the type and number of metaphors, the development and conclusion - Friedrich Nietzsche
Most people find it difficult to understand purely verbal concepts. [...] We employ visual and spatial metaphors for a great many everyday expressions [...] We are so visually biased that we call our wisest men visionaries! - McLuhan Marshal
All words, in every language, are metaphors. - Marshall McLuhan
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