Posts tagged ‘metaphor’

2013

grab

It is better, I think, to grab at the stars than to sit flustered because you know you cannot reach them.

R.A. Salvatore, Sojourn (1991)

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2013

pop

I pop a beautiful sentence into my mouth and suck it like a fruit drop, or I sip it like a liqueur until the thought dissolves in me like alcohol…

Bohumil Hrabal, Too Loud a Solitude (1976)

2013

water

It was one of those humid days when the atmosphere gets confused. Sitting on the porch, you could feel it: the air wishing it was water.

Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex (2011)

2013

strange

The aim of literature…is the creation of a strange object covered with fur which breaks your heart.

Donald Barthelme, Come Back, Dr. Caligari (1964)

2013

shining

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.

Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird (2007)

2013

quotations

He wrapped himself in quotations – as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.

Rudyard Kipling, “The Finest Story in the World” (1893)

2013

peel

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.

Clifton Fadiman, Reader’s Digest (1956)

2013

the violets

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.

Tennessee Williams, “Camino Real” (1953)

2013

turns

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.

Hal Borland, Sundial of the Seasons (1964)

2013

great gray beast

The great gray beast February had eaten Harvey Swick alive.

Clive Barker, The Thief of Always (1992)

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