Metaphor Sayings and Quotes
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous
old metaphor quotes, metaphor sayings, and metaphor proverbs, collected over the years from a variety
The essence of metaphor is understanding and experiencing one kind of thing in terms of another.
Metaphor matters because it creates expectations.
God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that.
Metaphor is one of a group of problem solving medicines known as figures of speech which are normally used to treat literal thinking and other diseases.
There are metaphors more real than the people who walk in the street.
A good metaphor can make any bad idea sound good.
Early human thought proceeded by metaphor.
Metaphor is awkward, but emotion, by its nature, leaves you no more scalable approach.
But metaphors help eliminate what separates you and me.
Through metaphor to reconcile the people and the stones.
William Carlos Williams
They say the eyes are the window to the soul.
Metaphor is not, and never has been, a mere literary term. It is an event.
Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.
Orson Scott Card
Metaphor is the lifeblood of all art.
A single metaphor can give birth to love.
Metaphor is pervasive in everyday life, not just in language but in thought and action. Our ordinary conceptual system, in terms of which we both think and act, is fundamentally metaphorical in nature.
Metaphor creates a new reality from which the original appears to be unreal.
A river of images and thoughts and feelings, dirtied and polluted so that no one could drink from it without gagging.
Metaphor lives a secret life all around us. We utter about six metaphors a minute.
An epithet or metaphor drawn from nature ennobles art; an epithet or metaphor drawn from art degrades nature.
Metaphors are much more tenacious than facts.
Paul de Man
Metaphor creates a kind of conceptual synesthesia, in which we understand one concept in the context of another.
Metaphors are our way of losing ourselves in semblances or treading water in a sea of seeming.
The metaphor is an origin, the origin of an image which acts directly, immediately.
What a different result one gets by changing the metaphor!
Metaphor for the night sky: a trillion asterisks and no explanations.
Story is metaphor for life and life is lived in time.
Metaphor has traditionally been regarded as the matrix and pattern of the figures of speech.
Metaphor is not just the detection of patterns; it is the creation of patterns.
Metaphor impinges on everything, allowing us poets and non-poets alike to experience and think about the world in fluid, unusual ways.