James Geary Quotes

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Advice is given freely because so much of it is worthless.
— James Geary

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A simile is just a metaphor with the scaffolding still up.

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Cliches are aphorisms that have become victims of their own success.
— James Geary
A metaphor is both detour and destination, a digression that gets to the point.

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Like sushi, aphorisms come in small portions, are exquisitely formed, and always leave you wanting more.

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Aphorisms are literature's hand luggage.  Light and compact, they fit easily into the overhead compartment of your brain.

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Like a good joke, a good aphorism has a punch line, a quick verbal or psychological flip, a sudden sting in the tail that gives you a jolt.

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Aphorisms are literary loners, set apart from the world because they're worlds unto themselves. They're like porcupines, bristling with prickly philosophical spines.  Rub them the wrong way and you're in for a surprise.

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