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).
I 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 Authors vol.107.
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.
I 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, May1964.
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 WilliamsSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
TheWedge,'A Sort of Song'.
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