Please celebrate with me the art of the finely crafted metaphor.
Sacred cows make very poor gladiators.
Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Zora Neale Hurston
Life is a verb, not a noun.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
Hate, in the long run, is about as nourishing as cyanide.
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
In Mexico, an air conditioner is called a “politician” because it makes a lot of noise but doesn’t work very well.
You should never hesitate to trade your cow for a handful of magic beans.
Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
I’d love to hear which of these you’ve never heard before or which ones strike a chord for you.
My thanks go out to this week’s sources: AZ Quotes, Quotes.net, syosaku-japan.com, & Mardy Grothe’s I Never Metaphor I Didn’t Like.
I write for teens, narrate audio books, bake bread, play music, and ponder the wonder of words in a foggy little town on California's central coast.
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