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Metaphors Be with You

For three thousand years, great thinkers and writers have relied on metaphor to articulate profound thoughts, give voice to powerful emotions, and creatively explain complex ideas. But metaphorical language is not the sole province of poets, philosophers, and playwrights. If you've ever tried to describe what it's like to have a broken heart, a thankless child, or a glorious triumph, you know how valuable-and compelling-the perfect metaphor can be. Essential for writers, readers, and language aficionados, this remarkable sourcebook breaks new ground by using QR Codes to digitally integrate it with Dr. Mardy's Dictionary of Metaphorical Quotations (DMDMQ), the world's largest online database of metaphorical quotations. The elegant synergy between print and technology provides detailed source information for all quotations, innumerable "Error Alerts," and countless quotation backstories for curious readers to further their knowledge and deepen their understanding of favorite quotations. Sourced from more than five million observations from literature, politics, philosophy, religion, history, pop culture, and more, Dr. Mardy's meticulously curated compendium is as delightful to read as it is invaluable to own-and sure to inspire with the perfect metaphor every time.
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About the Author

DR. MARDY GROTHE is a retired psychologist, management consultant, and platform speaker; the author of six "word and language" books, including Oxymoronica and Viva la Repartee; and the creator of Dr. Mardy's Dictionary of Metaphorical Quotations. Dr. Mardy-as his many fans worldwide know him-is one of America's most beloved quotation anthologists. He lives in Southern Pines, North Carolina, with his wife, Katherine Robinson.


"Metaphors Be With You is a head-smacking, jaw-dropping compendium of shimmering gems of thought that not only energized, inspired, and entertained me, but powerfully displayed the richness, variety, and strength of metaphor in human discourse. Reading the book, and using the QR Codes, is the equivalent of a mini-liberal-arts education. An engaging read, this book will delight anyone who has ever been moved by a metaphor." -- Rosalie Maggio, author of How to Say It "Mardy Grothe describes Metaphors Be With You as `a museum of quotations' but, thanks to his innovative use of QR codes linked to an online database, the book is a living, breathing museum of metaphorical masterpieces all language lovers will want to explore." -- James Geary, author of I Is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World "Language is metaphor, and the English language never metaphor it didn't like. In Metaphors Be With You, renowned quotation hunter-gatherer Dr. Mardy Grothe displays the brightest metaphors ever created." -- Richard Lederer, author of Anguished English "Mardy Grothe has been wandering on the shores of the English language collecting quotations his whole life. There's an ocean of quotations out there and he has picked the best in this delightful new book." -- Anu Garg, founder of "This thoughtfully compiled collection of metaphors is a rich resource for writers and a pleasant diversion for lovers of language." -- Shelf Awareness

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