Quotes About Metaphorical

Quotes tagged as "metaphorical" (showing 1-18 of 18)
Criss Jami
“When a poet digs himself into a hole, he doesn't climb out. He digs deeper, enjoys the scenery, and comes out the other side enlightened.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Ursula K. Le Guin
“The explorer who will not come back or send back his ships to tell his tale is not an explorer, only an adventurer; and his sons are born in exile.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed

Sarah Mlynowski
“Yup, believe it: I was born on March 28, yet my name is April.”
Sarah Mlynowski, Ten Things We Did

Shannon Hale
“Am I the moss on your bark, then?" Ani asked.
Enna grabbed her around the waist and shook her affectionately. "You're the mossiest girl I know.”
Shannon Hale, The Goose Girl

Alane Ferguson
“Forensics had taught her that scars left tissue much tougher than skin.”
Alane Ferguson, The Dying Breath

Lee Argus
“Where death follows, there’s life. When darkness surrounds you in a world of chaos, search and you’ll eventually find the light.”
Lee Argus, Chance Escape

“One fleece down, one to go.”
Pattie Mallette, Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom

Chila Woychik
“I’ve never had a rat, never chased one. I chase my own tail and that’s enough. I must now make plans for the day I catch it.”
Chila Woychik, On Being a Rat and Other Observations

“With domineering hand she moves the turning wheel,
Like currents in a treacherous bay swept to and fro:
Her ruthless will has just deposed once fearful kings
While trustless still, from low she lifts a conquered head;
No cries of misery she hears, no tears she heeds,
But steely hearted laughs at groans her deeds have wrung.
Such is a game she plays, and so she tests her strength;
Of mighty power she makes parade when one short hour
Sees happiness from utter desolation grow.
(A Consolation of Philosophy, Book II, translated by V.E. Watts)”
Boethius - Queen Elizabeth I translation

Suzanne Collins
“Peeta. Blut wie Regentropfen am Fenster. Wie feuchte Erde an den Stiefeln.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

“Don't worry you will never find a rounded square”
Greigon Selwyn Mott

Munia Khan
“I think poetry without metaphor is like husband and wife living in separate bedrooms.”
Munia Khan

Sarah Waters
“The dark has a eased a little. There has been a street-lamp burning, that has lit the threads of the bleached net scarf hung at the window, now it is put out. The light turns filthy pink. The pink gives way to sickly yellow. It creeps, and with it creeps sound - softly at first, then rising in a staggering crescendo: crowning cocks, whistles and bells, dogs, shrieking babies, violent calling, coughing, spitting, the tramp of feet, the endless hollow of beating hooves and the grinding of wheels. Up, up it comes, out of the throat of London. It is six or seven o'clock.”
Sarah Waters, Fingersmith

“A rich person is just a poor person with a crown and elaborate clothing, and a poor person is just a rich person with a crownless head and ragged clothing.”

Marc Cameron
“The man's emotions flowed back and forth like waves of the sea.”
Marc Cameron, Time of Attack

“We may be from different sides of the coin but we still hold the same value”
Courtney .J. Brooks (Mt Gambier)

Yukio Mishima
“To Ryuji the smile seemed as brittle as fine glass crystal and very dangerous”
Yukio Mishima, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

“Aristotle declared that, ‘It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.’ Does the intrinsic tension between opposing ideas create a lamplight of stereoscopic vision? Does the mental friction generated by antinomy, a contradiction between two apparently equally valid principles or between inferences correctly drawn from such principles, lead to war within the mind or does the natural rasping of abrasive thoughts spur the mind to create soothing metaphorical thoughts in order to attain conceptual peace?”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

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