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    Life is unfair and improv is a great metaphor of that.

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    "Lurking" is one metaphor that the Omniscience has allowed us to borrow.

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    Metaphors are the weapons of cowards.

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    Matterhorn is my metaphor of the Vietnam War - we built it, we abandoned it, we assaulted it, we lost, and then we abandoned it again.

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    Metaphor creates a new reality from which the original appears to be unreal.

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    Metaphor is not, and never has been, a mere literary term. It is an event.

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    Metaphor is ritual sacrifice. It kills the look-alike. No, metaphor is homeopathy.

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    Metaphor is the only possible language available to religion because it alone is honest about Mystery.

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    Metaphors are much more tenacious than facts.

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    Metaphors. This was the cost of making out with an artist.

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    Metaphors of unity and integration take us only so far, because they are derived from the finiteness of the human mind.

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    Metaphor has traditionally been regarded as the matrix and pattern of the figures of speech.

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    Metaphor is the energy charge that leaps between images, revealing their connections.

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    Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor

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    Metaphors hide in plain sight, and their influence is largely unconscious. We should mind our metaphors, though, because metaphors make up our minds.

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    Most music is metaphor, but Wolff is not. I am not metaphor either. Parable, maybe. Cage is sermon.

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    My dad always said, If someone hands you a lemon, make lemonade. Plus that also works wonderfully as a metaphor.

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    Of course I didn't pioneer the use of food in fiction: it has been a standard literary device since Chaucer and Rabelais, who used food wonderfully as a metaphor for sensuality.

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    No metaphor reinvents the job of the nurture of children except to muddy or mock.

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    Photographs offer more than decisive moments. They are not alone, they add and subtract and change with time. They are metaphors for our lives... Even a static photograph can change in the blink of a day or decade.

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    Poetry teaches us music, metaphor, condensation and specificity.

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    The cure for mixed metaphors, I have always found, is for the patient to be obliged to draw a picture of the result.

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    Sci-fi is often a metaphor. I think it's more the themes and questions that science fiction raises rather than the exact predictions that should guide us.

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    Soccer, metaphor for war, at times turns into real war.

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    Sisterhood is a powerful metaphor; it ought not become a synonym for groupthink.

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    Sports are a metaphor for life.

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    That to fly requires chaotic, sometimes even violent passages--becomes a metaphor for all of life's most meaningful endeavors.

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    The days of the digitals are numbered. The metaphor is built into them like a self-destruct mechanism.

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    The entire universe is nothing but a great metaphor.

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    The #‎ knuckleball can be a metaphor of what it's like to let go.

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    The funny thing is musicians often love to go to see visual art because you've got all these pictures to turn into metaphors.

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    The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor; it is the one thing that cannot be learned from others; and it is also a sign of genius, since a good metaphor implies an intuitive perception of the similarity of the dissimilar.

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    The metaphor for Palestine is stronger than the Palestine of reality.

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    The plane of consistency is the abolition of all metaphor; all that consists is Real.

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    The ocean is a supreme metaphor for change. I expect the unexpected but am never fully prepared.

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    The recognition that no knowledge can be complete, no metaphor entire, is itself humanizing. It counteracts fanaticism. It grants even to adversaries the possibility of partial truth, and to oneself the possibility of error.

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    The point at which the photograph ceases to function as a metaphor is the point at which it is free to propose an experiential model.

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    The practice of employing metaphor and image and composition and linguistic choices to move the reader through the content.

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    The price of metaphor is eternal vigilance.

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    There are few things as toxic as a bad metaphor. You can't think without metaphors.

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    There are metaphors more real than the people who walk in the street.

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    There exists a huge dump of worn-out metaphors which have lost all evocative power and are merely used because they save people the trouble of inventing phrases for themselves.

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    The system metaphor is a story that everyone--customers, programmers, and managers--can tell about how the system works.

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    There is a terrible sameness to the euphoria of alcohol and the euphoria of metaphor.

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    The word and the shadow of the word / makes a thing both itself and something else / till we are metaphors and not ourselves . . .

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    This is a magical and inspiring metaphor through which adult readers will identify anger issues and discover practical methods to energize enduring change.

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    Throwing stones is the birthright and duty of anyone subject to foreign rule. Throwing stones is an action as well as a metaphor of resistance.

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    Under his (Marc Chagall, ed.) sole impulse metaphor made its triumphal entry into modern painting.

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    The photograph contains and constrains within its own boundaries, excluding all else, a microcosmic analogue of the framing of space which is knowledge. As such it becomes a metaphor of power, having the ability to appropriate and decontextualize time and space and those who exist within it.

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    The traditional metaphor for a spiritual investigation is that of the voyage or the journey. From this image I must dissociate myself. I do not consider myself a voyager, I have preferred to stand still.