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The cartoon is a metaphor really for the fact that it's almost impossible in our celebrity obsessed culture to move around genres and sort of change you ideas, change your face, you know? Damon Albarn

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The Holocaust is a central event in many people's lives, but it also has become a metaphor for our century. There cannot be an end to speaking and writing about it. Besides, in Israel, everyone carries a biography deep inside him. Aharon Appelfeld

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

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The fundamental sense of freedom is freedom from chains, from imprisonment, from enslavement by others. The rest is extension of this sense, or else metaphor. Isaiah Berlin

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Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models. Bill Bradley

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I heard my name associated with the Peter Pan syndrome more than once. But really, what's so wrong with Peter Pan? Peter Pan flies. He is a metaphor for dreams and faith. Mark Burnett

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God is a metaphor for that which trancends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that. Joseph Campbell

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All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. Gilbert K. Chesterton

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The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us. Gilbert K. Chesterton

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A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life. Norman Cousins

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When I can't talk sense, I talk metaphor. John Philpot Curran

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The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones. Northrop Frye

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The metaphor is perhaps one of man's most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him. Jose Ortega y Gasset

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Their scrambled attention spans struck me as a metaphor for the way we get our doses of reality these days. Bill Griffith

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The whole concept of the devil is a metaphor on one level. Taylor Hackford

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I had then and still retain an interest in science for its own sake and as a metaphor for our current lives. Peter Hammill

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Unlike metaphor, metonymy does not try to fuse images together. Thomas Harrison

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Some say Hollywood movies that are made about boxing are just metaphors for other things, I think I've made one that's actually about boxing and not a metaphor. Walter Hill

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Language is memory and metaphor. Storm Jameson

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I think that we give the impression, to carry on your metaphor, that we go a little faster than we actually do. I'm fairly lazy so I'm always interested in slowing down. Ashley Judd

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Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory. Milan Kundera

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I am heartbroken that this movie would cause anyone pain. It should be a source of joy. The story is a metaphor about how we try to stay in our own little bubbles, we don't let life in, we don't take the journey. Swoosie Kurtz

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Science is all metaphor. Timothy Leary

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I would suggest, merely as a metaphor here, but also as the basis for a scientific program to investigate the computational capacity of the universe, that this is also a reasonable explanation for why the universe is complex. Seth Lloyd

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In this metaphor we actually have a picture of the computational universe, a metaphor which I hope to make scientifically precise as part of a research program. Seth Lloyd

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