"An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor."Â â Robert Frost
For 3,000 years, great thinkers and writers have relied on the device of metaphor to articulate profound thoughts, give voice to powerful emotions, and creatively explain complex ideas.Â But metaphorical language is not the sole province of poets, philosophers, and playwrights.Â If youâve ever tried to describe a broken heart, a thankless child, or a glorious triumph, you know how valuableâand compellingâthe perfect metaphor can be.Â
In Metaphors Be With You, respected quotation anthologist Dr. Mardy Grothe has created the definitive collection of historyâs greatest metaphorical quotations.Â While crafting his lists of âThe Ten Best Things Ever Saidâ on 250 topics of deep human interest, Dr. Mardy examined more than five million metaphorical observations from literature, politics, philosophy, religion, history, pop culture, and more.
Essential for writers, readers, and language aficionados, this remarkable sourcebook breaks new ground by using QR Codes to digitally integrate it with âDr. Mardyâs Dictionary of Metaphorical Quotationsâ (DMDMQ), the worldâs largest online database of metaphorical quotations. The elegant synergy between print and technology provides curious readers with detailed source information for all quotations, innumerable âError Alerts,â countless quotation backstories, and a wealth of other quotations to further their knowledge and deepen their understanding of favorite quotations.
Whether youâre crafting a speech, writing a novel, or simply searching for new ways to express yourself, this meticulously curated compendium is as delightful to read as it is invaluable to ownâand sure to inspire with the perfect metaphor every time.
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