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1. "A nation is not made welthy by the childish accumulation of shiny metals, but it enriched by the economic prosperity of it's people."
Author: Adam Smith
2. "I had very literal parents and I wanted to survive with metaphor and art, and there was a real sense of shame around it."
Author: Amanda Palmer
3. "Epska svijest je kao sifilis - ne možete je se osloboditi. Ona covjeka cini erektiranim i usmjerava ga ka herojstvu, a herojstvo i jeste - erektiranost prema smrti. Ali ga, kao i u slucaju sifilisa, na koncu upravo ta erektiranost košta života....Erekcija je savršena metafora herojstva - mozak je tada stavljen van funkcije jer sva krv hita drugdje; i kao što se želi prodrijeti u ženu, hita se da se penetrira u smrt. Kasnije sve splasne - u miru utrobe mlohave i vlažne zemlje, tamo gdje smo se probili, kriknuli, prosuli sjeme i krv i napokon pali."
Author: Andrej Nikolaidis
4. "I remember from my father's funeral that the minister kept using a metaphor about life of a prism. And I took that away like a cherished image."
Author: Anna Deavere Smith
5. "A metafísica e a ciência não são pois rivais, mas colaboradoras na obra do conhecimento, e a concepção metafísica e a científica não devem ser representadas como duas esferas opostas, mas como dois círculos concêntricos."
Author: Antero De Quental
6. "Whoa. Not too stiff," Cody said. "Secure, strong, but calm. Like you're caressing a beautiful woman, remember?"That made me think of Megan.I lost control, and a green wave of smoky energy burst from my hand and flew out in front of me. It missed the pipe completely, but vaporized the metal leg of the chair it sat on. Dust showered down and the chair went lopsided, dumping the pipe to the floor with a clang."Sparks," Cody said. "Remind me to never let you caress me, lad."
Author: Brandon Sanderson
7. "Men propound mathematical theorems in besieged cities, conduct metaphysical arguments in condemned cells, make jokes on the scaffold, discuss a new poem while advancing to the walls of Quebec, and comb their hair at Thermopylae. This is not panache; it is our nature."
Author: C.S. Lewis
8. "I'm 17 years old. I'm not a straight-A student or anything. Even so, I figured out how to make an Internet that they can't wiretap. I figured out how to jam their person-tracking technology. I can turn innocent people into suspects and turn guilty people into innocents in their eyes. I could get metal onto an airplane or beat a no-fly list. I figured this stuff out by looking at the web and by thinking about it. If I can do it, terrorists can do it. They told us they took away our freedom to make us safe. Do you feel safe?"
Author: Cory Doctorow
9. "I just saw metal as another tool for me to use."
Author: Daisy Berkowitz
10. "I let that swim around in my aching head for a few minutes - "the arsenal of megadeath...the arsenal of megadeath" - and then, for some reason I can't quite explain, I began to write. Using a borrowed pencil and a cupcake wrapper, I wrote the first lyrics of my post-Metallica life. This song was called "Megadeth" (I dropped the second "a"), and though it would never find its way onto an album, it did serve as the basis for the song "Set the World Afire." It hadn't occured to me then that Megadeth-as used by Senator Cranston, megadeath referred to the loss of one million lives as a result of nuclear holocaust-might be a perfectly awesome name for a thrash metal band."
Author: Dave Mustaine
11. "Emos don't dance much to our music. They actually hate snow patrol and Girls allowed. How could anyone hate them? I haven't got any punk or metal stuff they would like but actually, when they'd had some cider they were dancing along happily to 'Mamma Mia' with us, no probs. Even though they're Emos, they are still like human."
Author: Dawn French
12. "I'm primarily thought of as a rocker, and certainly 'Frankenstein' had a very dramatic power rock image. It was almost a precursor of heavy metal and fusion. But I also love jazz and classical and if there's one common thread that runs through all my music, it is blues."
Author: Edgar Winter
13. "Come chocolates, pequena;Come chocolates!Olha que não há mais metafísica no mundo senão chocolates.Olha que as religiões todas não ensinam mais que a confeitaria."
Author: Fernando Pessoa
14. "From apparently the basest metals we have the finest toned bells."
Author: Frederick Douglass
15. "Little Bush says we are at war, but we are not at war because to beat war Congress has to vote for it. He says we are at war on terror,but that is a metaphor, though I doubt if he knows what that means.It's like having a war on dandruff, it's endless and pointless."
Author: Gore Vidal
16. "I know that to personalize the Earth System as Gaia, as I have often done and continue to do in this book, irritates the scientifically correct, but I am unrepentant because metaphors are more than ever needed for a widespread comprehension of the true nature of the Earth and an understanding of the lethal dangers that lie ahead."
Author: James E. Lovelock
17. "By calling into question the very ideal of a universal, autonomous reason (which was, in the Enlightenment, the basis for rejecting religious thought) and further demonstrating that all knowledge is grounded in narrative or myth, Lyotard relativizes (secular) philosophy's claim to autonomy and so grants the legitimacy of a philosophy that grounds itself in Christian faith. Previously such a distinctly Christian philosophy would have been exiled from the 'pure' arena of philosophy because of its 'infection' with bias and prejudice. Lyotard's critique, however, demonstrates that no philosophy - indeed, no knowledge - is untainted by prejudice or faith commitments. In this way the playing field is leveled, and new opportunities to voice a Christian philosophy are created. Thus Lyotard's postmodern critique of metanarratives, rather than being a formidable foe of Christian faith and thought, can in fact be enlisted as an ally in the construction of a Christian philosophy."
Author: James K.A. Smith
18. "Or you can look further and read into it a parable, an allegory maybe, a metaphor for how people and things were loved and discarded based upon their immediate value."
Author: James St. James
19. "And see those metaphors 'up front' and 'out in the open' are part of a system we call atavistic purism. AP implies the existence of an ethically perfect state which not only doesn't exist and never existed but it's usually used to shore up the prejudices of whoever's making the judgments."
Author: Jennifer Egan
20. "Drawing is a way of coming upon the connection between things, just like metaphor in poetry reconnects what has become separated."
Author: John Berger
21. "Metagapism is the belief that love is the ultimate reality, literally god and the one shared soul, and the source, nature and destiny of all."
Author: John K. Brown
22. "La meta es el olvido.Yo he llegado antes."
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
23. "Come stiamo correndo per le strade di Stoccolma, così corriamo dentro noi stessi. Arrivati alla meta, la distanza e il peso di questa maratona interiore saranno importanti come i chilometri di queste strade e come il calore di questo sole. mentre alzo il piede per fare un passo, l'altro piede si appoggia a terra. Se il mondo si fermasse nel momento in cui, andando avanti, ho un piede sollevato e l'altro poggiato a terra, quel piede solido che mi sostiene potrebbe mettere radici. E quelle radici potrebbero penetrare negli interstizi del terreno tra una pietra e l'altra. Ma io non lascio che il mondo si fermi. Dopo un passo, un altro, e un altro ancora."
Author: José Luís Peixoto
24. "What were the living dead, Wolgast thought, but a metaphor for the misbegotten march of middle age?"
Author: Justin Cronin
25. "We were lumped into the Lite Metal radio bands."
Author: Kip Winger
26. "His situation, insofar as he was a machine, was complex, tragic, and laughable. But the sacred part of him, his awareness, remained an unwavering band of light.And this book is being written by a meat machine in cooperation with a machine made of metal and plastic. The plastic, incidentally, is a close relative of the gunk in Sugar Creek. And at the core of the writing meat machine is something sacred, which is an unwavering band of light.At the core of each person who reads this book is a band of unwavering light.My doorbell has just rung in my New York apartment. And I know what I will find when I open my front door: an unwavering band of light."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
27. "Maybe they know what I know, that the true way to a man's heart is six inches of metal between his ribs. Sometimes four inches will do the job, but to be really sure, I like to have six."
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
28. "Jane was wearing a charcoal shift dress. The black dipped into a love V accented with a large black chiffon bow. A layer of delicate black lace peeked out from the bottom of her dress. Her long blond hair was pulled back tightly into a straight ironed ponytail. Her makeup was simple: coral blush on her cheeks and gunmetal shadow brushed under her blue eyes."
Author: Lauren Conrad
29. "Dancing is surely the most basic and relevant of all forms of expression. Nothing else can so effectively give outward form to an inner experience. Poetry and music exist in time. Painting and architecture are a part of space. But only the dance lives at once in both space and time. In it the creator and the thing created, the artist and the expression, are one. Each participates completely in the other. There could be no better metaphor for an understanding of the mechanics of the cosmos."
Author: Lyall Watson
30. "Kao god što se pametan covek nece plašiti da ce ispasti glup u ocima drugog pametnog coveka, tako se i otmen covek plaši da ce njegova otmenost promaci ne nekom velikom gospodinu, nego prostaku.Tri cetvrtine napora da se bude duhovit i tri cetvrtine sujetnih laži koje su, otkako je sveta, prosuli ljudi koje je to samo unižavalo, sve je to bilo radi nižih od njih."
Author: Marcel Proust
31. "A Paradox, the doughnut hole. Empty space, once, but now they've learned to market even that. A minus quantity; nothing, rendered edible. I wondered if they might be used-metaphorically, of course-to demonstrate the existence of God. Does naming a sphere of nothingness transmute it into being?"
Author: Margaret Atwood
32. "Women, as well as men, in all ages and in all places, have danced on the earth, danced the life dance, danced joy, danced grief, danced despair, and danced hope. Literally and metaphorically, by their very lives."
Author: Margaret Laurence
33. "I believe you did not have a happy life.I believe you were cheated.I believe your best friends were loneliness and misery.I believe your busiest enemies were anger and depression.I believe joy was a game you could never play without stumbling.I believe comfort, though you craved it, was forever a stranger.I believe music had to be melancholy or not at all.I believe no trinket, no precious metal, shone so bright as your bitterness.I believe you lay down at last in your coffin none the wiser and unassuaged.Oh, cold and dreamless under the wild, amoral, reckless, peaceful flowers of the hillsides."
Author: Mary Oliver
34. "It's all about control. Control is illusory. No matter what university you go to, no matter what degree you hold, if your goal is to become master of your own destiny, you have more to learn. Parkinson's is a perfect metaphor for lack of control. Every unwanted movement in my hand or arm, every twitch that I cannot anticipate or arrest, is a reminder that even in the domain of my own being, I am not calling the shots. I tried to exert control by drinking myself to a place of indifference, which just exacerbated the sense of miserable hopelessness."
Author: Michael J. Fox
35. "Poetry rescues things by reconciling matter and spirit in the metaphor."
Author: Nicolás Gómez Dávila
36. "Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space."
Author: Orson Scott Card
37. "The days aren't discarded or collected, they are beesthat burned with sweetness or maddenedthe sting: the struggle continues,the journeys go and come between honey and pain.No, the net of years doesn't unweave: there is no net.They don't fall drop by drop from a river: there is no river.Sleep doesn't divide life into halves,or action, or silence, or honor:life is like a stone, a single motion,a lonesome bonfire reflected on the leaves,an arrow, only one, slow or swift, a metalthat climbs or descends burning in your bones."
Author: Pablo Neruda
38. "He chose The Metamorphosis over The Trial, he chose Bartleby over Moby-Dick, he chose A Simple Heart over Bouvard and Pecuchet, and A Christmas Carol over A Tale of Two Cities or The Pickwick Papers. What a sad paradox, thought Amalfitano. Now even bookish pharmacists are afraid to take on the great, imperfect, torrential works, books that blaze paths into the unknown. They choose the perfect exercises of the great masters. Or what amounts to the same thing: they want to watch the great masters spar, but they have no interest in real combat, when the great masters struggle against that something, that something that terrifies us all, that something that cows us and spurs us on, amid blood and mortal wounds and stench."
Author: Roberto Bolaño
39. "Metaphors are our way of losing ourselves in semblances or treading water in a sea of seeming."
Author: Roberto Bolaño
40. "If I have to spend prolonged periods of time in a trailer, I go mad. Stuck in a metal box doing nothing, I lie there paralysed with boredom."
Author: Romola Garai
41. "Over the road there was a church: a modern gray building, which constantly played a recording of church bells. Strange it was. Why no proper bells? I never went in but I bet it was a robot church for androids, where the Bible was in binary and their Jesus had laser eyes and metal claws."
Author: Russell Brand
42. "We are all but symbols of some greater thing—totems of ourselves--subject to change and growth. When we forget that metaphoric sense of ourselves, we lose sight of the overall path."
Author: S. Kelley Harrell
43. "They stood in silence for a few moments with Ryan watching him carefully. He was fiddling with his t-shirt and scuffing his sneaker against the floor as he appeared to turn something over in his mind. His expression went through a variety of metamorphoses before he finally sighed and shook his head."Y'know, I'm not a big expert on this stuff. I've never even been in a real relationship and I'm twenty-five, but like..." He trailed off for a minute, bit his lip and then shrugged before pressing on. "But I saw the way both of you guys were at the start of this whole thing, and if you two could have that kind of intense fire stuff considering the way you both were... I dunno, I wouldn't give up so easy. But then again, maybe I read too much fanfic."
Author: Santino Hassell
44. "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."
Author: Seth Lloyd
45. "...remember the metallic sound and taste of all of it. And the outrage."
Author: Shirley Jackson
46. "What is it that makes a person insist passionately on the existence of metaphysical realities that can be neither demonstrated nor refuted? (176)"
Author: Stephen Batchelor
47. "An author is like a jeweller, with words as their gemstones and imagination the precious metals."
Author: Steve K. Smy
48. "Los ingresos pasivos se vinculan con el crecimiento personal de manera increíble, en especial con respecto a establecer y alcanzar metas, autodisciplina, y la superación de las creencias limitantes."
Author: Steve Pavlina
49. "For it is not cell nuclei, not even individual chromosomes, but certain parts of certain chromosomes from certain cells that must be isolated and collected in enormous quantities for analysis; that would be the precondition for placing the chemist in such a position as would allow him to analyse [the hereditary material] more minutely than [can] the morphologists ... For the morphology of the nucleus has reference at the very least to the gearing of the clock, but at best the chemistry of the nucleus refers only to the metal from which the gears are formed."
Author: Theodor Boveri
50. "Poetry teaches us music, metaphor, condensation and specificity."
Author: Walter Mosley

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