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Quotes requiring editorial work[edit]

The following quotes are
  • not relevant to article theme (quote must tell reader something about theme, not use theme to describe something else)
  • not from a notable source
  • not grammatical
Erskine Bowles:I think it's absolutely clear that the fiscal path we are on is not sustainable, and for me, the best analogy is these deficits are like a cancer, and over time they will destroy the country from within.
  • A kid living on the street is a bit like—and please pardon the analogy here—a weed. The longer he's on the street, the harder it is to pull him out by the root. We lose a lot of these kids. More than we save. And forget the weed analogy. It’s stupid because it implies that we are getting rid of something bad and preserving something good.
  • Yes, it is a rehearsed show, yes, it was analogy of going to see a play at the theatre, where everything has to be in place and whole things, everything being works, all works together to get the best effect you know it's more like an actor learning a part.
Charles Hodge:As the Church is the aggregate of believers, there is an intimate analogy between the experience of the individual believer, and of the Church as a whole.
Mitchell Joachim:I like to use the analogy of going to the gym. If you go to the gym and your goal is, 'I want to look just like David Beckham,' then that drives you to do certain things. You may never look like Beckham, but it is a goal. Cities need the same thing. They need a vision and a plan for their ideal physique.
  • The concentration of a small child at play is analogous to the concentration of the artist of any discipline. In real play, which is real concentration, the child is not only outside time, he is outside himself. He has thrown himself completely into whatever it is he is doing. A child playing a game, building a sand castle, painting a picture, is completely in what he is doing. His self-consciousness is gone; his consciousness is wholly focused outside himself.
Michael Mandelbaum:The second relevant analogy has to do with the danger not to outside powers but to the local countries. The analogy is to Nigeria, which stands for the danger that oil wealth will lead to corruption, political disintegration and, in the long term, even economic debilitation.
  • While analogies are useful, however, they can also be misleading. They smuggle in assumptions that can be wrong.

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What's going on with the Alikuzai and Mandelbaum "smuggle in assumptions" quotations? They're word-for-word identical. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 20:34, 28 September 2016‎

Thanks for pointing this out. The Alikuzai piece is plainly copied from Mandelbaum, so I removed it. ~ Ningauble (talk) 15:17, 29 September 2016 (UTC)