Pearls from a Sea of Thought
“Dive into a sea of thought, and find there pearls beyond price.” —Moses Ibn Ezra
Pearls is a metaphor of the illuminating quotations.
“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.
“Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls, must dive below.” —John Dreyden
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
In any case, no shellfish are harmed.
“The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.” —Federico Fellini
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