Science always uses metaphor.
– James Lovelock
I’ve simplified much more in my writing. I say what I’ve got to say, not in metaphor.
– Marianne Faithfull
All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
– Gilbert K. Chesterton
I feel as much of a stud as… I can’t come up with a metaphor. That’s how lacking in studliness I am.
– Dan Wakefield
Metaphor is embodied in language.
– Dennis Potter
Metaphor is not just the detection of patterns; it is the creation of patterns.
– James Geary
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.
– Joanne Harris
I’ve gotten very alert not just to mixed metaphor but to any writing mistake.
– Lydia Davis
The metaphor of the subterranean is at work in a lot of Northwest writers and artists. Zooming in closer and closer and closer, then below, to the worms and the centipede.
– Katherine Dunn
The metaphor for Palestine is stronger than the Palestine of reality.
– Mahmoud Darwish
Metaphor lives a secret life all around us. We utter about six metaphors a minute.
When I can’t talk sense, I talk metaphor.
– John Philpot Curran
There is no aspect of our experience not molded in some way by metaphor’s almost imperceptible touch.
Metaphor creates a kind of conceptual synesthesia, in which we understand one concept in the context of another.
Scientists have to have a metaphor. All scientists start with imagination.
– Ray Bradbury
That’s the secret of ‘True Blood’ – all the creatures that roam Bon Temps become a metaphor for our insatiable lusts and inner desires. Humans craving what they can’t have and those secret appetites transforming them into beasts, or even killers.
– Rob Sheffield
I had then and still retain an interest in science for its own sake and as a metaphor for our current lives.
– Peter Hammill
The whole concept of the devil is a metaphor on one level.
– Taylor Hackford
Poetry teaches us music, metaphor, condensation and specificity.
– Walter Mosley
Science is all metaphor.
– Timothy Leary
I went out on a date with Simile. I don’t know what I metaphor.
– Tim Vine