James Geary Quotes.
A simile is just a metaphor with the scaffolding still up.
Aphorisms are food for thought – like sushi, they come in small portions that are both delicious and exquisitely formed. And, like sushi, I can never get enough.
There is no aspect of our experience not molded in some way by metaphor’s almost imperceptible touch.
Metaphor lives a secret life all around us. We utter about six metaphors a minute. Metaphorical thinking is essential to how we understand ourselves and others, how we communicate and learn, discover and invent.
By bringing together what we know and what we don’t know through analogy, metaphorical thinking strikes the spark that ignites discovery.
Advice is given freely because so much of it is worthless.
Aphorisms are literature’s hand luggage. Light and compact, they fit easily into the overhead compartment of your brain.
I believe aphorisms are best when first read in the wild, free from the confines of any categories.
Metaphor lives a secret life all around us. We utter about six metaphors a minute.
Metaphor impinges on everything, allowing us – poets and non-poets alike – to experience and think about the world in fluid, unusual ways.
In the margin for error lies all our room for maneuver.
You only really discover the strength of your spine when your back is against the wall.
Metaphor is not just the detection of patterns; it is the creation of patterns.
The mind revels in conjecture. Where information is lacking, it will gladly fill in the gaps.
Sometimes, you need a door slammed in your face before you can hear opportunity knock.
Metaphor creates a kind of conceptual synesthesia, in which we understand one concept in the context of another.