We are a people captivated by the power and romance of metaphor, forever seeking the invisible through the image of the visible.
Software engineering concerns methods and techniques to develop large software systems. The engineering metaphor is used to emphasize a systematic approach to develop systems that satisfy organizational requirements and constraints.Hans van Vliet (2007) Software Engineering: Principles and Practice. p. 2
A man's reach must exceed his grasp or what's a metaphor?Marshall McLuhan
All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.1901The Defendant,'Defence of Slang'.
Cricket remains for me the game of games, the sanspareil, the great metaphor, the best marriage ever devised of mind and body. For meit remains the Proust 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
One thing that literature would be greatly the better for Would be a more restricted employment by authors of simile and metaphor.1945 Many LongYears Ago,'Very Like A Whale'.
No metaphor reinvents the job of the nurture of children except to muddy or mock. PalmerstonGrace ne e Goodside Paley
Man be my metaphor.1934 'If I WereTickled byThe Rub of Love'.
through metaphor to reconcile the people and the stones.william carlos williams
Johnson: This is fantastic to listen to. Enough of this gastronomic metaphor!Boris Johnson
"In applications of the music-as-language metaphor we should attend to diverse musical traditions in musical terms, including not only traditions of the music we study but also traditions of how we study music."harold powers
All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.gilbert keith chesterton
The facts of nature are what they are, but we can only view them through the spectacles of our mind. Our mind works largely by metaphor and comparison, not always (or often) by relentless logic. When we are caught in conceptual traps, the best exit is often a change in metaphor not because the new guideline will be truer to nature (for neither the old nor the new metaphor lies “out there” in the woods), but because we need a shift to more fruitful perspectives, and metaphor is often the best agent of conceptual transition.stephen jay gould
Pornography is the theory, and rape is the practice. And what a practice. The violation of an individual woman is the metaphor for man's forcing himself on whole nations [...], on nonhuman creatures [...], and on the planet itself [...].robin morgan
In tracking down and eliminating terrorists , we need to change our metaphor from a "war on terror" exactly what, pray tell, is that? to the mind-set of Interpol tracking down master criminals through intense global cooperation among nations, or the FBI stalking the Mafia , or local police determined to quell street gangs without leveling the entire neighborhood in the process.bill moyers
Some distance away is a white azalea bush which stuns me with its stately beauty.____ This is pristine natural beauty. it is irrepressible, seeks no reward, and is without goal, a beauty derived neither from symbolism nor metaphor and needing neither analogies nor associations.gao xingjian
In brief, I don't stick to declare, Father Dick, So they call him for short, is a regular brick; A metaphor taken I have not the page aright From an ethical work by the Stagyrite.richard harris barham
In the metaphor of arithmetic , the dyad reveals itself as the door between the One and the Many, between monad and all other numbers.Priya Hemenway in Divine Proportion : ? (Phi) In Art, Nature, and Science (2005), Ch. 2 : Pythagoras and the Mystery of Numbers, p. 52
When you told me you used to chase tornados I always thought it was a metaphor !Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin, in Twister (1996)
We do not think good metaphors are anything very important, but I think that a good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on.Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, in Aphorism 91 in Notebook E (1775 - 1776)
Nature is infallible and is the voice of God, with this difference, that the language of the Holy Scripture can and should be interpreted in many ways (otherwise it would say many things contrary to the evidence of the senses), but the language of Nature is always the same, without metaphor, without allegory, without hyperbole, without doubtful, obscure, mysterious meanings. Nature speaks clearly to him who knows how to understand her, and has no need of interpretation.Antonio Vallisneri, in a letter to Louis Bourguet (30 August 1721)
If you're gonna use simile , analogy, metaphor , be descriptive and have some flowery adjectives and a few odd nouns and some engaging bits of dialogue or sentiment , then you're sort of writing a novel , really. But rock lyrics are not really known for their sophistication .Ian Anderson, in Ian Anderson chats about 'Thick As A Brick 2': For whom the bell Tulls (3 July 2013).
We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars, adding machines, and other artifacts, but nothing is proved by such attributions.John Searle, in The Turing Test: Verbal Behavior as the Hallmark of Intelligence (2004). P.206
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