Quotes about Symbols and Symbolism

Most popular symbol quotes

That's the trouble, a sex symbol becomes a thing.  I just hate to be a thing.

sex

Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol, and an audience is electrified.

oratory

A person gets from a symbol the meaning he puts into it, and what is one man's comfort and inspiration is another's jest and scorn.
Homo sapiens is the species that invents symbols in which to invest passion and authority, then forgets that symbols are inventions.
Symbolism is a primitive but effective way of communicating ideas.  The use of an emblem or flag . . . is a short cut from mind to mind.