All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. G(ilbert) K(eith) Chesterton The Defendant,'Defence of Slang'.
Cricket remains for me the game of games, the sanspareil, the
great metaphor, the best marriage ever devisedof mind and
body For meit remainstheProust of pastimes, the
subtlest and most poetic, the most past- and-present; whose
beauty can lie equally in days, in a whole, or in one
tiny phrase, a blinding split second. John Robert Fowles Quick Singles,'Vain
Memories'. Quoted in Helen Exley Cricket Quotations (1992).
love metaphor the way some people love junk food. William H(oward) Gass Interview in Paris Review, Summer.
Science is all metaphor. Timothy Francis Leary Interview, 24 Sep, collected in Contemporary
He understoodWalt Whitman, who laid end to end words never seen in
each other's company before outside of a
dictionary, and Herman Melville who split the atom of the
traditional novel in the effort to make whaling a universal
metaphor. David John Lodge Changing Places, ch.5.
love metaphor. It provides two loaves where there seems to be one.
Sometimes it throws in a load of fish. Bernard Malamud Interview in Paris Review, Spring.
Subjects choose me I lie in wait like a leopard on a branch-strained
metaphor. Marianne Craig Moore Quoted in Louis
Untermeyer 'Five Famous Poetesses', in Ladies' Home Journal,
One thing that literature would be greatly the better for Would be a more
restricted employment by authors of simile and
metaphor. (Frederic) Ogden Nash Many LongYears Ago,'Very Like A Whale'.
No metaphor reinvents the job of the nurture of children except to muddy or
mock. Palmerston Grace ne e Goodside Paley Begin Again: New and Collected Poems,'Stanzas: Old
Age and the Conventions of Retirement Have
Driven My Friends from theWorkThey Love'.
Man be my metaphor. Dylan Marlais Thomas 'If I WereTickled byThe Rub of Love'.
through metaphor to reconcile the people and the
stones. William Carlos Williams TheWedge,'A Sort of Song'.