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.
He had gone beyond the world of metaphor and simile into the place of things that are, and it was changing him.neil gaiman
A man's reach must exceed his grasp or what's a metaphor?Marshall McLuhan
Subjects choose me? I lie in wait like a leopard on a branch-strained metaphor.
One thing that literature would be greatly the better for Would be a more restricted employment by authors of simile and metaphor.
No metaphor reinvents the job of the nurture of children except to muddy or mock. PalmerstonGrace ne e Goodside Paley
Model building is the art of selecting those aspects of a process that are relevant to the question being asked. As with any art, this selection is guided by taste, elegance, and metaphor; it is a matter of induction, rather than deduction. High science depends on this art.john henry holland
Johnson: This is fantastic to listen to. Enough of this gastronomic metaphor!Boris Johnson
Under his (Marc Chagall, ed.) sole impulse metaphor made its triumphal entry into modern painting.andré breton
The symbol and the metaphor are as necessary to science as to poetry .jacob bronowski
All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.gilbert keith chesterton
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
A man's reach must exceed his grasp or what's a metaphor? (p.7)Marshall McLuhan
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
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.paul valéry
[Boxed] Multiple bouncing balls in a box are a metaphor for community. Notice how the escaping balls explode. This is what happens to people who move from Perl to Ruby .larry wall
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
Now the power of the imagination is a unifying power, hence the force of metaphor ; and the poet is the supreme manipulator of metaphor... the world needs the unifying power of the imagination. The two things that give it best are poetry and religion .
I discovered that the horse is life itself, a metaphor but also an example of life's mystery and unpredictability, of life's generosity and beauty, a worthy object of repeated and ever changing contemplation.Jane Smiley
In my mind, he was guilty of no error, he was chargeable with no exaggeration, he was betrayed by his fancy into no metaphor, who once said, that all we see about us, Kings, Lords, and Commons, the whole machinery of the State, all the apparatus of the system, and its varied workings, end in simply bringing twelve good men into a box.
When you told me you used to chase tornados I always thought it was a metaphor !
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.
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