Quotes on Writing / Metaphors

Write down the thoughts of the moment.  Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.  -Francis Bacon

The expression “to write something down” suggests a descent of thought to the fingers whose movements immediately falsify it.  -William Gass, “Habitations of the Word,” Kenyon Review, October 1984

Be obscure clearly.  -E.B. White

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.  -Hannah Arendt

Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.  -Orson Scott Card

A metaphor is like a simile.  -Author Unknown


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Posted on December 17, 2010, in Communication Skills, Metaphors, Writing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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