Metaphors and Similes are the beginning of the democratic system of envy.
Giannina Braschi in "Ground Zero" (2007)
Universal history is the history of a few metaphors.
When you told me you used to chase tornados I always thought it was a metaphor!
Metaphors hide in plain sight, and their influence is largely unconscious. We should mind our metaphors, though, because metaphors make up our minds.
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.
A man's reach must exceed his grasp or what's a metaphor?Marshall McLuhan
We believe that we know something about the things themselves when we speak of trees, colors, snow, and flowers; and yet we possess nothing but metaphors for things metaphors which correspond in no way to the original entities.
Everything which distinguishes man from the animals depends upon this ability to volatilize perceptual metaphors in a schema, and thus to dissolve an image into a concept.
The drive toward the formation of metaphors is the fundamental human drive, which one cannot for a single instant dispense with in thought , for one would thereby dispense with man himself.