We’ve collected the best Analogy Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Rick Perlstein, Jonathan Raymond, Cris Carter, James Wan, Ethan Hawke. Use them as an inspiration.
No historical analogies are exactly precise.
Analogies, in particular, can illuminate, but they can also obscure and confuse. They need to be handled carefully, like rhetorical high explosives.
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.
There is a close analogy between organic chemistry in its relation to biochemistry and pure mathematics in its relation to physics.
One good analogy is worth three hours discussion.
Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.
While analogies are useful, however, they can also be misleading. They smuggle in assumptions that can be wrong.
Prediction by analogy -creativity – is so pervasive we normally don’t notice it.
After all, the past is our only real guide to the future, and historical analogies are instruments for distilling and organizing the past and converting it to a map by which we can navigate.
I guess I have a fascination with the idea of puppeteering. I think, in a lot of ways, directing is puppeteering. I guess I see a lot of analogies between what puppeteers and filmmakers do.
There’s a strong distinction to be made between dry code smart contacts and wet code’s physical law. So law is based on our minds, our wetware – it’s based on analogy. The law is more flexible; software is more rigid. Various laws tend to be batched in jurisdictional silos. Software tends to be independent.
The closest Indian analogy to the position of black Americans is that of the Dalits – formerly called ‘Untouchables,’ the outcastes who for millennia suffered humiliating discrimination and oppression.
To take an analogy: if we say that a democratic government is the best kind of government, we mean that it most completely fulfills the highest function of a government – the realisation of the will of the people.
Eventually, I believe, current attempts to understand the mind by analogy with man-made computers that can perform superbly some of the same external tasks as conscious beings will be recognized as a gigantic waste of time.
Ethologists are often accused of drawing false analogies between animal and human behaviour. However, no such thing as a false analogy exists: an analogy can be more or less detailed and, hence, more or less informative.
I stopped performing because I don’t have the temperament of a performer. You have to want to do the same thing over and over again. Once I got it right, I didn’t want to do it again. I always use the analogy of a novelist who has to read his novel in public night after night. I just didn’t want to do it.
One can imagine that the ultimate mathematician is one who can see analogies between analogies.
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.
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.
It’s funny: I’ve always had the analogy of a snow globe, that Hollywood is a snow globe. No, it’s true. If you shake it up, you can look at it and really enjoy it. But don’t ever go in. Don’t ever buy into it and be like, ‘I deserve all of this!’ because it can go away at any time, so just have a lot of fun.
Government should support – and benefits from – economic development and settlement. The oft-used analogy of building highways and supporting infrastructure – not driving the vehicles or the industry – fits.