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By Mardy Grothe

The work of art in eating places are on a par with the nutrients in museums.

America is a gigantic frosted cupcake in the course of hundreds of thousands of ravenous people.

Critics are like pigs on the pastry cart.

Describing anything via bearing on it to a different factor is the essence of metaphorical idea. it really is one of many oldest actions of humankind—and the most extraordinary whilst performed skillfully. all through historical past, many masters of metaphor have crafted observations which are so awesome they've got taken up an enduring place of dwelling in our minds.

In I by no means Metaphor i did not Like, citation maven Dr. Mardy Grothe fixes his realization at the 3 superstars of figurative language—analogies, metaphors, and similes. the result's a rare compilation of approximately 2,000 feats of organization that might entertain, train, and sometimes encourage citation fanatics everywhere.

In this highbrow smorgasbord, the writer of Oxymoronica and Viva l. a. Repartee explains figurative language in a refreshingly down-to-earth method ahead of taking readers on a travel of history's maximum note images. In chapters on wit, love, intercourse, level and monitor, insults, politics, activities, and extra, you will discover quotations from Aristotle and Maya Angelou to George Washington and Oprah Winfrey.

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I N G E R S O L L anxiousness is the dizziness of freedom. S Ø R E N okay I E R ok E GA A R D The aphorism is a private remark inflated right into a common fact, a personal posing as a basic. S T E FA N ok A N F E R An apology is the superglue of existence. it will possibly fix absolutely anything. LY N N J O H N S TON Autumn is a moment spring, while each leaf is a flower. A L B E RT C A M U S A bagel is a doughnut with the sin got rid of. G E O RG E RO S E N BAU M Our birthdays are feathers within the extensive wing of time. J E A N PAU L R I C H T E R enterprise is a mix of battle and recreation. A N D R É M AU RO I S i n e v e r m e t a p h o r i d i d n ' t l i ke / 106 The cat is a dilettante in fur. T H É O P H I L E GAU T H I E R probability is the pseudonym of God while he didn't want to signal. T H É O P H I L E GAU T H I E R Chaos is the ranking upon which fact is written. H E N RY M I L L E R appeal is a glow inside of a lady that casts a so much turning into mild on others. J O H N M A S ON B ROW N Coincidences are religious puns. G. okay . C H E S T E RTON The dew of compassion is a tear. LO R D B Y RON Compromise makes an excellent umbrella, yet a bad roof. JA M E S RU S S E L L LOW E L L judgment of right and wrong reigns however it doesn't govern. PAU L VA L É RY braveness is the ladder on which the entire different virtues mount. C l. a. R E B O OT H LUC E I additionally like this one from Mignon McLaughlin: “Courage can’t see round corners, yet is going round them besides. ” The dance is a poem of which every circulate is a note. M ATA H A R I d e f i n i t i v e m e t a p h o r s / 107 Mata Hari was once the level identify of a Dutch unique dancer whose scantily clad dance exercises and overtly promiscuous lifestyle captivated Parisian society within the early 1900s. She was once stumbled on guilty—on flimsy evidence—of espionage and achieved by means of a French firing squad in 1917. After Greta Garbo introduced her tale to the large monitor within the 1931 movie Mata Hari, she grew to become referred to as a vintage femme fatale, and her identify turned an eponym for a attractive lady double agent. one other memorable metaphorical observa- tion on dancing got here from George Bernard Shaw, who known as it “a perpen- dicular expression of a horizontal wish. ” melancholy is vinegar from the wine of wish. AU S T I N O ’ M A L L E Y the purpose is that individuals wouldn’t believe melancholy until they first felt desire. And simply as undesirable wine becomes vinegar, dashed hopes usually become de- spair. Doctrine is not anything however the pores and skin of fact organize and filled. H E N RY WA R D B E E C H E R The puppy . . . is the god of frolic. H E N RY WA R D B E E C H E R Doodling is the brooding of the brain. S AU L S T E I N B E RG A discovery is expounded to be an coincidence assembly a ready brain. A L B E RT S Z E N T - G YO R G Y I The allusion here's to a recognized comment from Louis Pasteur, who stated in 1854: “Where statement is worried, probability favors purely the ready brain. ” i n e v e r m e t a p h o r i d i d n ' t l i ke / 108 The gown is a vase which the physique follows. P I E R R E C A R D I N Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the soreness of stupidity.

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