Metaphorically Speaking Quotes

Quotes tagged as "metaphorically-speaking" (showing 1-4 of 4)
Criss Jami
“A lack of common sense usually ends in some heroic feat, much like the soldier who dives onto the grenade so that others may live.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

الطيب صالح
“ذاك دفء الحياة في العشيرة, فقدته زماناً في بلاد ((تموت من البرد حيتانها)).”
الطيب صالح, Season of Migration to the North

Dawn Powell
“There was gray train smoke over the town most days, it smelled of travel, of transcontinental trains about to flash by, of important things about to happen. The train smell sounded the ‘A’ for Lamptown and then a treble chord of frying hamburger and onions and boiling coffee was struck by Hermann Bauer's kitchen, with a sostenuto of stale beer from Delaney's back door. These were all busy smells and seemed a 6 to 6 smell, a working town's smell, to be exchanged at the last factory whistle for the festival night odors of popcorn, Spearmint chewing gum, barber-shop pomades, and the faint smell of far-off damp cloverfields. Mornings the cloverfields retreated when the first Columbus local roared through the town. Bauer’s coffee pot boiled over again, and the factory’s night watchmen filed into Delaney’s for their morning beer.”
Dawn Powell, Dance Night

Kei Miller
“Some days have more roads than others, and some roads more distance, so that when a woman complains how long the day is, maybe she is counting its roads rather than its hours.”
Kei Miller, Augustown