Mathematics is the study of analogies between analogies. All science is. Scientists want to show that things that don’t look alike are really the same. That is one of their innermost Freudian motivations. In fact,...
…and – holy shit was this song bad. It was like the singer was stabbing my ear with a dagger made of dried turds.
Wizards and computers get along about as well as flamethrowers and libraries.
Life is like sex. It’s not always good, but its always worth trying.
If I ever conceive any original idea, it will be because I have been abnormally prone to confuse ideas … and I have thus found remote analogies and relations which others have not considered! Others...
He acted like a libertine of Europe with a genteel Southern propriety—and had all the morals of an emotionless psychopath. The two former masked the latter, like leaves covering a snare. You didn’t notice the...
Analogies are like lies.
Never annoy an inspirational author or you will become the poison in her pen and the villian in every one of her books.
—Shannon L. Alder
Shearwater sighed, like a whale in the night.
Suppose that a man leaps out of a burning building—as my dear friend and colleague Jeff Goldberg sat and said to my face over a table at La Tomate in Washington not two years ago—and...
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