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“Perhaps things are not things but words: metaphors; words for other things.” −Octavio Paz

Metaphor, or figurative speech, is the symbolic language of imagination that exposes the big picture, reveals the whole shebang, shows the whole nine yards – well,  you can see what it means.

“You don’t see something until you have the right metaphor to let you perceive it.” −Robert Stetson Shaw

Take time, for instance. It isn’t literally sand in an hourglass, or money, but without such metaphors, what is it?

“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” −Douglas Adams

Without figures of speech, so-called real time, and the  big bang it blows in on, would be unscientific.

“Science always uses metaphor.” James Lovelace 

Except for symbolic language, there would be no opium of the masses.

“The great religions are all metaphor.” −Ray Bradbury

Thank heavens for metaphor! It lets us give a true love story longer legs than a girl’s best friend.

“A diamond is forever.” −De Beers

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