Analogies quotes

  • I take the walk to be the externalization of an interior seeking so that the analogy is first of all between the external and the internal.
    -- A. R. Ammons

    #Analogies #Firsts #Walks

  • Life is like an analogy.
    -- Aaron Allston

    #Life Is Like #Analogies #Life Is

  • I had been struck by the analogy between neurosis and romanticism. Romanticism was truly a parallel to neurosis. It demanded of reality an illusory world, love, an absolute which it could never obtain, and thus destroyed itself by the dream.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Dream #Reality #Analogies

  • Poetry is a dissociating and anarchic force which through analogy, associations and imagery, thrives on the destruction of known relationships.
    -- Antonin Artaud

    #Analogies #Association #Destruction

  • Proof by analogy is fraud.
    -- Bjarne Stroustrup

    #Analogies #Proof #Fraud

  • I use a lot of film images, analogies, and imagination.
    -- Carlos Fuentes

    #Imagination #Use #Analogies

  • Fairy tales and mythology have always been an exaggerated distillation of the real world. Think of them as blueprints for how to deal with a multitude of situations that can arise in a person's life. The beauty of them is that their analogies resonate so deeply and they also entertain while they teach.
    -- Charles de Lint

    #Real #Thinking #Analogies

  • 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.
    -- Charles Hodge

    #Church #Analogies #Individual

  • Probably there was a beginning-it is a metaphysical question, worthy a theologian-species have begun and ended-but the analogy is faint and distant.
    -- Charles Lyell

    #Science #Analogies #Metaphysical

  • . . . all meaning comes from analogies.
    -- Douglas Hofstadter


  • We lay down a fundamental principle of generalization by abstraction: The existence of analogies between central features of various theories implies the existence of a general theory which underlies the particular theories and unifies them with respect to those central features.
    -- E. H. Moore

    #Principles #Fundamentals #Analogies

  • Everything lives by movement, everything is maintained by equilibrium, and harmony results from the analogy of contraries; this law is the form of forms.
    -- Eliphas Levi

    #Law #Analogies #Movement

  • The separation of Science from Knowledge was effected step by step as the Subjective Method was replaced by the Objective Method: i.e., when in each inquiry the phenomena of external nature ceased to be interpreted on premisses suggested by the analogies of human nature.
    -- George Henry Lewes

    #Steps #Inquiry #Analogies

  • When I make a representation of something, this, too, is an analogy to what exists; I make an effort to get a grip on the thing by depicting it.
    -- Gerhard Richter

    #Effort #Analogies #Representation

  • An analogy is like a thought with another thought's hat on
    -- Gillian Jacobs

    #Analogies #Hats

  • You cannot be anything if you want to be everything. But if you are content to be something, you may by analogy be many things.
    -- Israel Zangwill

    #Wise #Analogies #May

  • Would you go to see a brilliant actor who's been framed for something that he didn't do, and put him on a stage and say he's going to do Hamlet for you, and why don't you enjoy it? That's a hell of an analogy, but it's about the same thing.
    -- Jerry Stiller

    #Actors #Analogies #Brilliant

  • Beanie and Cecil was the first cartoon I remember watching and I think there are analogies.
    -- Joel Hodgson

    #Thinking #Cartoon #Analogies

  • Desperate times call for desperate analogies.
    -- John Diamond

    #Analogies #Desperate #Desperate Times

  • Mathematics compares the most diverse phenomena and discovers the secret analogies that unite them.
    -- Joseph Fourier

    #Math #Secret #Analogies

  • Historical analogy is the last refuge of people who can't grasp the current situation.
    -- Kim Stanley

    #People #Historical #Analogies

  • Singaporeans, if I can chose an analogy, we are the hard disk of a computer, the foreign talent are the megabytes you add to your storage capacity. So your computer never hangs because you got enormous storage capacity.
    -- Lee Kuan Yew

    #Inspiring #Add #Analogies

  • For architecture, nature provides only indications and analogies, not models to imitate.
    -- Leon Krier

    #Analogies #Architecture #Models

  • Analogy cannot serve as proof.
    -- Louis Pasteur

    #Analogies #Proof

  • It makes no sense to seek a single best way to represent knowledge-because each particular form of expression also brings its particular limitations. For example, logic-based systems are very precise, but they make it hard to do reasoning with analogies. Similarly, statistical systems are useful for making predictions, but do not serve well to represent the reasons why those predictions are sometimes correct.
    -- Marvin Minsky

    #Knowledge #Expression #Analogies

  • ... one of the main functions of an analogy or model is to suggest extensions of the theory by considering extensions of the analogy, since more is known about the analogy than is known about the subject matter of the theory itself ... A collection of observable concepts in a purely formal hypothesis suggesting no analogy with anything would consequently not suggest either any directions for its own development.
    -- Mary Hesse

    #Analogies #Development #Matter

  • While analogies are useful, however, they can also be misleading. They smuggle in assumptions that can be wrong.
    -- Michael Mandelbaum

    #Analogies #Assumption #Mislead

  • Divine life is in touch with the whole universe on the analogy of the soul's contact with the body.
    -- Muhammad Iqbal

    #Soul #Analogies #Body

  • And in that sliver of time, I felt the power around me coalesce, malice-hard and sharp as crystal. That this analogy occurred to me should have been a warning.
    -- N.K. Jemisin

    #Analogies #Warning #Crystals

  • Many people tend to look at programming styles and languages like religions: if you belong to one, you cannot belong to others. But this analogy is another fallacy.
    -- Niklaus Wirth

    #People #Style #Analogies

  • I have expertise in five different fields which helps me to easily understand the analogy between my scientific problems and those occurring in nature.
    -- Philip Emeagwali

    #Different #Analogies #Fields

  • For the correct analogy for the mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting.
    -- Plutarch

    #Inspirational #Mind #Analogies

  • Catastrophe Theory is-quite likely-the first coherent attempt (since Aristotelian logic) to give a theory on analogy. When narrow-minded scientists object to Catastrophe Theory that it gives no more than analogies, or metaphors, they do not realise that they are stating the proper aim of Catastrophe Theory, which is to classify all possible types of analogous situations.
    -- Rene Thom

    #Giving #Analogies #Firsts

  • No historical analogies are exactly precise.
    -- Rick Perlstein

    #Historical #Analogies

  • There is an analogy between conservation and education reform. The coalition around education reform is the biggest bipartisan thing going in this state right now. We need to recapture the big bipartisan spirit for conservation.
    -- Rob McKenna

    #Needs #Analogies #Reform

  • In their field they [mathematicians] do what we ought to be doing in ours. Therein lies the significant lesson ... of their existence. They are an analogy for the intellectual of the future.
    -- Robert Musil

    #Lying #Intellectual #Analogies

  • Imagination runs out. But it makes sense, right? We probably just imagine things based on what we already know, and we run out of analogies in the thirty-first century.
    -- Robin Sloan

    #Running #Imagination #Analogies

  • A mathematician is a person who can find analogies between theorems; a better mathematician is one who can see analogies between proofs and the best mathematician can notice analogies between theories.
    -- Stefan Banach

    #Analogies #Proof #Theory

  • Good mathematicians see analogies. Great mathematicians see analogies between analogies.
    -- Stefan Banach

    #Analogies #Mathematician

  • If genius has any common denominator, I would propose breadth of interest and the ability to construct fruitful analogies between fields.
    -- Stephen Jay Gould

    #Analogies #Fields #Genius

  • A poem is good if it contains a new analogy and startles the reader out of the habit of treating words as counters.
    -- T. E. Hulme

    #Poetry #Analogies #Habit

  • A useful analogy is to see traditional societies as relying on instantaneous (or minimally delayed) and constantly replenished solar income, while modern civilization is withdrawing accumulated solar capital at rates that will exhaust it in a tiny fraction of the time that was needed to create it.
    -- Vaclav Smil

    #Civilization #Analogies #Tiny

  • 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.
    -- Werner Heisenberg

    #Two #Analogies #Wave

  • I am quite wedded to the view that epistemologists should concern themselves with knowledge rather than our concept of knowledge. The analogy I like to draw here is with our understanding of (other) natural kinds.
    -- Hilary Kornblith

    #Views #Understanding #Analogies

  • Though analogy is often misleading, it is the least misleading thing we have.
    -- Samuel Butler

    #Lying #Analogies #Dishonesty

  • You like that analogy? That was pretty good?
    -- Shaquille O'Neal

    #Basketball #Analogies

  • Outside of our relationship with the Lord, marriage is right next to it. It's an important relationship and you hear that analogy all the time. There's no better one than that for sure.
    -- Mike Fisher

    #Important Relationships #Analogies #Next

  • The expressive techniques of painting are capable of conveying an analogy but not an impossible photograph of a moment.
    -- Edouard Vuillard

    #Technique #Analogies #Impossible

  • A good analogy is stretching a rubber band. You can stretch and stretch and even feel the tension increase in the muscles in your hands and arms as the gap from one end of the band to the other widens. But at some point you reach the limits of elasticity of the band and it snaps. The same thing happens with human systems.
    -- John L. Casti

    #Hands #Band #Analogies

  • The eye instinctively looks for analogies and amplifies them, so that a face imagined in the pattern of a wallpaper may become more vivid than a photograph.
    -- Kenneth Clark

    #Eye #Looks #Analogies