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- Life is like an analogy.
- If you're gonna use simile, analogy, metaphor, be descriptive and have some flowery adjectives and a few odd nouns and some engaging bits of dialogue or sentiment, then you're sort of writing a novel, really. But rock lyrics are not really known for their sophistication.
- One of the biggest mistakes that people make when they think about memes is they try to extend on the analogy with genes. That's not how it works. It works by realizing the concept of a replicator.
- 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.
- Is there any analogy, in certain constitutions, between keeping an umbrella up, and keeping the spirits up?
- Charles Dickens (1869), in The Uncommercial Traveller, and Additional Christmas Stories, p. 102
- 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.
- Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.
- Kids are a great analogy. You want your kids to grow up and you don't want your kids to grow up. And you can't have it both ways. You want your kids to become independent of you, but it's also in a way a parent's worst nightmare: for them to not need you. So, how do you reconcile those two very strong emotions? You don't. You live with that problem. It's the real tragedy of parenting. And maybe there's some sense in which in art you can have it both ways whereas in life you can't.
- "Forgive and Forget" (...Understand the Analogy)
As her demeaning grips became tighter
His emotional and mental well being lowered
Well his heart bled and his soul began to wither
Yet his spirit was able to unleash a rejuvenation process
And is willing to forget and forgive
And with No apology he doesn't understand the analogy.
- Alfred Guajardo, in Al's Poem Zone (26 August 2010)
- The solution of the difficulty is that the two mental pictures which experiment lead us to form - the one of the particles, the other of the waves - are both incomplete and have only the validity of analogies which are accurate only in limiting cases.
- 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.
- Divine life is in touch with the whole universe on the analogy of the soul's contact with the body.
- Niels Bohr's model of the atom made an analogy between the atom and the solar system.
- Tijana T. Ivancevic, et al, in Complex Sports Biodynamics: With Practical Applications in Tennis 28 December 2008, p. 191
- 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.
- Music and politics are in essence about communication. Without over-stretching the analogy I do feel a sense of rhythm is important in getting your message across.
- 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.
- Madeleine L'Engle, in A Circle of Quiet (1972), Section 1.3
- Perhaps the easiest way to think of it is in terms of a simple analogy: hardware is to software as a television set is to the shows that appear on it.
- While analogies are useful, however, they can also be misleading. They smuggle in assumptions that can be wrong.
- I am my own worst enemy,
suffocating soul that the devil won't claim.
I don't if I believe in you anymore, but everything
needs an analogy.
- I tend to approach things from a physics framework. And physics teaches you to reason from first principles rather than by analogy.
- If one looks at the different problems of the integral calculus which arise naturally when one wishes to go deep into the different parts of physics, it is impossible not to be struck by the analogies existing.
- The principle of equity first came into evidence in Roman jurisprudence and was derived by analogy from the physical meaning of the word.
- I think the Cold War works as a great analogy or simile for different kinds of conflict. It's funny, when you look back at it, it's one of the last times that the boundaries were clear. Now, as we see on 'Homeland,' there are no clear boundaries and enemies.
- The analogy I use is that 'World of Warcraft' is like going to the mall: you see a ton of people there, but you don't really want to interact with them; you just want to know you're part of the human race. And if you get in trouble, you'll know someone else is there.
- Art is not supposed to change the world, to change practical things, but to change perceptions. Art can change the way we see the world. Art can create an analogy.
- JR, Street Artist, in Inside Out Baltimore (JUNE 13, 2012)
- We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars, adding machines, and other artifacts, but nothing is proved by such attributions.
- The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art - and, by analogy, our own experience - more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.
- Tori Amos had a major influence on how I craft words in a song. Until I heard 'Little Earthquakes' all my lyrics used really obvious analogies like rain for tears.
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- The mathematical facts worthy of being studied are those which, by their analogy with other facts, are capable of leading us to the knowledge of a physical law.
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 126.96.36.199 (talk) 20:34, 28 September 2016