Pearls from a Sea of Thought
Pearls is a metaphor of illuminating thoughts.
“An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence.” —Letitia Elizabeth Landon
A sea of thought is a metaphor of their deep open source.
“Dive into a sea of thought, and find there pearls beyond price.” —Moses Ibn Ezra
One whose own thoughts the figurative pearls enrich, may treasure them beyond the literal kind.
“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” —Marcus Aurelius
We bend over backwards to find them.
“Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls, must dive below.” —John Dreyden
And credit the oysters, whoever they are.
“I never said most of the things I said.” —Yogi Berra