What is a book to you, metaphorically speaking?
Others have weighed in on the subject, as evidenced by the following six quotes:
1. "Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life." --Jesse Lee Bennett
2. "Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time." --E.P. Whipple
3. "A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors." --Henry Ward Beecher
4. "Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind."--James Russell Lowell
5. "Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers." --Charles W. Eliot
6. "Books are a uniquely portable magic." --Stephen King
Six quotes turn into fifteen metaphors: compass, telescope, sextant, chart, lighthouse, garden, orchard, storehouse, party, company, counselor, bee, friend, teacher, magic.
But we don't have to stop there. We're writers--how about making up a few of our own?
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Would love to hear your ideas. How would you describe a book, metaphorically speaking?