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Similes And Metaphors Quotes By H.L. Mencken

An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a better soup. — H.L. Mencken

Similes And Metaphors Quotes By H. Dean

Similes are like metaphors. — H. Dean

Similes And Metaphors Quotes By Graham Greene

Excitement is simple: excitement is a situation, a single event. It mustn't be wrapped up in thoughts, similes, metaphors. A simile is a form of reflection, but excitement is of the moment when there is no time to reflect. Action can only be expressed by a subject, a verb and an object, perhaps rhythm -- little else. Even an adjective slows the pace or tranquilizes the nerve. — Graham Greene

Similes And Metaphors Quotes By Aaron Davidson

Metaphors are like similes, the only difference is. — Aaron Davidson

Similes And Metaphors Quotes By Joshua Cohen

Metaphors, similes, puns - all manner of metonymy - I'm interested in language that cannot be parsed by a machine - language that can only be understood through acculturation. — Joshua Cohen

Similes And Metaphors Quotes By Pusha T

The fundamentals of hip-hop still play an important role, cause it's about those similes, those metaphors, those parallels. And to some people it's just about, "Man, I'm really relating to the lifestyle." — Pusha T

Similes And Metaphors Quotes By Christina, Queen Of Sweden

God has neither form nor shape under which we can know Him; when he speaks of Himself in metaphors and similes, He is adapting Himself to our foolishness, our limited capacity. — Christina, Queen Of Sweden

Similes And Metaphors Quotes By Brad Leithauser

To my mind, it's one of the deepest gratifications the poet or fiction writer knows. I mean, the internal stumbling upon some satisfactory answer to the question, What is this like? Or, What does this remind me of? A comparison is laboriously but successfully introduced. You meet your metaphor, and it's good. — Brad Leithauser

Similes And Metaphors Quotes By Immortal Technique

Plastic metaphors and carbon copy similes that aren't going to do anything for anybody and it doesn't showcase creativity; it showcases the fact that the soul of the music has been compromised to control the industry. — Immortal Technique

Similes And Metaphors Quotes By Charles Petzold

Code is not like other how-computers-work books. It doesn't have big color illustrations of disk drives with arrows showing how the data sweeps into the computer. Code has no drawings of trains carrying a cargo of zeros and ones. Metaphors and similes are wonderful literary devices but they do nothing but obscure the beauty of technology. — Charles Petzold

Similes And Metaphors Quotes By K.Y. Robinson

love ridden
i searched for you
in corridors,
open doors
and in endless seas
of similes
and metaphors
but we never were
on the same page. — K.Y. Robinson

Similes And Metaphors Quotes By George Orwell

By using stale metaphors, similes and idioms, you save much mental effort, at the cost of leaving your meaning vague, not only for your reader but for yourself. — George Orwell

Similes And Metaphors Quotes By China Mieville

We speak now or I do, and others do. You've never spoken before. You will. You'll be able to say how the city is a pit and a hill and a standard and an animal that hunts and a vessel on the sea and the sea and how we are fish in it, not like the man who swims weekly with fish but the fish with which he swims, the water, the pool. I love you, you light me, warm me, you are suns.
You have never spoken before. — China Mieville

Similes And Metaphors Quotes By Osip Mandelstam

Where to start? Everything cracks and shakes, The air trembles with similes, No one world's better than another; the earth moans with metaphors. — Osip Mandelstam

Similes And Metaphors Quotes By Haruki Murakami

I don't know a whole lot about symbolism. There seems to me to be a potential danger in symbolism. I feel more comfortable with metaphors and similes. — Haruki Murakami

Similes And Metaphors Quotes By Vikram Chandra

And so I began to read,' Sorkar said. 'And at first the complete works were like a jungle, the language was quicksand. Metaphors turned beneath my feet and became biting snakes, similes fled from my grasp like frightened deer, taking all meaning with them. All was alien, and amidst the hanging, entangling creepers of this foreign grammar, all sound became a cacophany. I feared for myself, for my health and sanity, but then I thought of my purpose, of where I was and who I was, of pain and I pressed on. — Vikram Chandra

Similes And Metaphors Quotes By Ibraheem Hamdi

This is what writing does to you: it makes you put everything under a microscope of metaphors and similes, surrounded by memories and reminiscences. It flies you up high and leaves you without gravity, without reference, and absolutely without destination. — Ibraheem Hamdi

Similes And Metaphors Quotes By Giannina Braschi

Metaphors and Similes are the beginning of the democratic system of envy. — Giannina Braschi

Similes And Metaphors Quotes By Lois Lowry

I didn't reply as he had hoped to a student who emailed me some years later, with the request "Please list all the similes and metaphors in The Giver," I'm sure it contained those as well.) — Lois Lowry