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  • Oft on the dappled turf at ease I sit, and play with similes, Loose type of things through all degrees.
    (William Wordsworth)
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  • Another factor in the escalating respect for Biggie concerns changes within hip hop itself. Biggie was part of a dying breed of real lyricists, ... He continued the East Coast tradition of Big Daddy Kane or LL of being heavy on lyrics with metaphors and similes. He was a great storyteller.
    (Elliott Wilson)
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  • Similes prove nothing, but yet greatly lighten and relieve the tedium of argument.
    (Robert South)
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  • Actually if a writer needs a dictionary he should not write. He should have read the dictionary at least three times from beginning to end and then have loaned it to someone who needs it. There are only certain words which are valid and similes (bring me my dictionary) are like defective ammunition (the lowest thing I can think of at this time).
    (Ernest Hemingway)
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  • A tigress robb'd of young, a lioness, Or any interesting beast of prey, Are similes at hand for the distress Of ladies who cannot have their own way
    (Lord Byron)
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  • God has neither form nor shape under which we can know Him when he speaks of Himself in metaphors and similes, He is adapting Himself to our foolishness, our limited capacity.
    (Christina of Sweden)
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  • I'd like to write what life could be like, instead of what it is like. I guess I haven't figured out enough on how to live to the best of my abilities to be able to be metaphorical or use similes about this apparent reality called life around me.
    (Martin Dansky)
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  • In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing.
    (Franz Kafka)
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  • We all talk Shakespeare, use his similes, and describe with his descriptions.
    (Jane Austen)
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