Figures Of Speech Quotes

Figures Of Speech Quotes by Ogden Nash, Elena Ferrante, Jenna Black, George Orwell, Rush Limbaugh, Salman Rushdie and many others.

But that wasn't fancy enough for Lord Byron, oh dear me

But that wasn’t fancy enough for Lord Byron, oh dear me no, he had to invent a lot of figures of speech and then interpolate them,
With the result that whenever you mention Old Testament soldiers to
people they say Oh yes, they’re the ones that a lot of wolves dressed up in gold and purple ate them.
Ogden Nash
Writing for me is a dragnet that carries everything away with it: expressions and figures of speech, postures, feelings, thoughts, troubles. In short, the lives of others.
Elena Ferrante
Anderson sent me to give you this he said. I believe the subtext was kiss and makeup. This time I was sure I made a face. “I rather kiss a copperhead.” I grabbed the envelop from his hand. He laughed and held up his hands in surrender. Don’t worry. It was only a figure of speech.
Jenna Black
Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
George Orwell
It is Barack Obama who is at war with this country. Recent events prove it. This is not a cliche. It’s not a figure of speech. Obama is at war with the U.S. economy.
Rush Limbaugh
A figure of speech is a shifty thing; it can be twisted or it can be straight.
Salman Rushdie
Language becomes a prison house only poets can escape…if we do not reject any strict distinctions between ordinary usage and figures of speech.
Arthur Quinn
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
Patrick Henry
Never use a long word where a short one will do.
George Orwell
Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
George Orwell
It’s difficult to talk to people who whisper even at home, afraid of Americans eavesdropping on them. It’s not a figure of speech, not a joke, I’m serious.
Vladimir Putin
Metaphor is one of a group of problem-solving medicines known as figures of speech which are normally used to treat literal thinking and other diseases.
Grant Morrison
I’d heard Bones threaten to beat someone with their own limb before, but I’d always assumed that was a figure of speech. Apparently not.
Jeaniene Frost
She wanted more, more slang, more figures of speech, the bee’s knees, the cats pajamas, horse of a different color, dog-tired, she wanted to talk like she was born here, like she never came from anywhere else
Jonathan Safran Foer
Metaphor has traditionally been regarded as the matrix and pattern of the figures of speech.
Marshall McLuhan
Silence is a figure of speech, unanswerable, short, cold, but terribly severe.
Theodore Parker
If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out
George Orwell