Figures Of Speech Quotes

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Trevanian
“Irony is Fate's most common figure of speech.”
Trevanian, Shibumi

Dean Koontz
“Alliteration seems to offend people.”
Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas

Kevin Hearne
“No. See, when you throw up you're vomiting, but when you throw down you're starting a fight, as in throwing down the gauntlet."
"Ohhhh," he said. "I thought you were speaking literally."
"I do beg your pardon. Let's literally throw up, but figuratively throw down.”
Kevin Hearne, Hexed

Victor Eustáquio
“Dou comigo a pensar se figuras de estilo não serão, afinal, as silhuetas dos corpos humanos que tão ardentemente desejamos ou abominamos.
I find myself wondering if figures of speech are not, after all, the silhouettes of human bodies which we so ardently desire or abhor.”
Victor Eustáquio

Thomas Pynchon
“The act of metaphor then was a thrust at truth and lie, depending where you were: inside, safe, or outside, lost.”
Thomas Pynchon

Godwin Inyang
“The sisters were flitting like butterflies around flowers from one husband to another.”
Godwin Inyang, Gamblers Make Better Lovers

Godwin Inyang
“But now, even in those clothes that were once very tight around her, she now looked like nothing more than a skeleton draped in a maternity gown.”
Godwin Inyang, Gamblers Make Better Lovers

“Powered by the literalization of lyric personification into narrative event, a humanoid robot may wake up fully sentient and human (only to decide, preferring reverie, to fall asleep again).”
Seo-Young Chu