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A room without books is like a body without a soul.


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A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

Steve Martin

Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.

Nicholas Sparks

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Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like.

Lemony Snicket

Life, he realize, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it's in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.

Nicholas Sparks , The Last Song

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A house without books is like a room without windows.

Horace Mann

Some people are like Slinkies. They aren't really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to my face when I push them down a flight of stairs.

Patricia Briggs , Iron Kissed

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.

Frank Zappa

Peeing is like a good book in that it is very, very hard to stop once you start.

John Green David Levithan , Paper Towns

Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.

Terry Prachett talking about Neil Gaiman , Hogfather

And than suddenly he was there, charging down the hallway like death in a cowboy duster.

Richelle Mead , Vampire Academy

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I felt like one of Apollo's sacred cows- slow, dumb, and bright red.

Rick Riordan. , The Last Olympian

Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.

Abraham Lincoln

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To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.

Thomas Paine , The American Crisis

Once again, you show all the sensitivity of a blunt axe.

Slytherin , Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

He'd felt like a jack-o-lantern for the past few days, as if his guts had been yanked out with a fork and dumped in a heap while a grinning smile stayed plastered on his face.

Cassandra Clare , City of Ashes

Delly lost her temper at Peeta over how he treated you. She got very squeaky. It was like someone stabbing a mouse with a fork repeatedly.

Peeta Mellark , Mockingjay

A good speech should be like a woman's skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.

Winston S. Churchill

Adult librarians are like lazy bakers: their patrons want a jelly doughnut, so they give them a jelly doughnut. Children’s librarians are ambitious bakers: 'You like the jelly doughnut? I’ll get you a jelly doughnut. But you should try my cruller, too. My cruller is gonna blow your mind, kid.

John Green David Levithan

Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch or you might simply get covered in sap and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors where it is harder to get a splinter.

Lemony Snicket , The Penultimate Peril

Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?

Mark Twain

Today was a very cold and bitter day, as cold and bitter as a cup of hot chocolate, if the cup of hot chocolate had vinegar added to it and were placed in a refrigerator for several hours.

Lemony Snicket

Anxiety's like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you very far.

Jodi Picoult

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Normal, in our house, is like a blanket too short for a bed--sometimes it covers you just fine, and other times it leaves you cold and shaking; and worst of all, you never know which of the two it's going to be.

Jodi Picoult , My Sister's Keeper

Yes, boys are a little like shoes. Why? Well...They can be useful. But mainly...They are nice to look at. Getting the right one can be a lovely accessory to an outfit. There are times when you couldn't do without them. And there are times when you'd rather do without them. Get the wrong ones and they can hurt. There are many types and often the ones that look the nicest are completely unpractical.

Rachel Hill

Telling someone about what a symbol means is like telling someone how music should make them feel.

Halina Lagarde , The Da Vinci Code

Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one but they think each others stink.

Simone Elkeles

Grinning like a necrophiliac in a morgue.

Terry Prachett talking about Neil Gaiman , The Light Fantastic

Miracles are like pimples, because once you start looking for them you find more than you ever dreamed you'd see.

Lemony Snicket , The Lump of Coal

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The wind blowing through my ripped clothes was so cold that I felt like a Percysicle.

Rick Riordan. , The Titan's Curse

Life is like an onion; you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.

Carl Sandburg

The man is as useless as nipples on a breastplate.

George R.R. Martin

Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.

Edward O. Wilson

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination.

Andrew Lang

High School is like a spork: it's a crappy spoon and a crappy fork, so in the end it's just plain useless.

John Mayer

I wonder which is preferable, to walk around all your life swollen up with your own secrets until you burst from the pressure of them, or to have them sucked out of you, every paragraph, every sentence, every word of them, so at the end you're depleted of all that was once as precious to you as hoarded gold, as close to you as your skin - everything that was of the deepest importance to you, everything that made you cringe and wish to conceal, everything that belonged to you alone - and must spend the rest of your days like an empty sack flapping in the wind, an empty sack branded with a bright fluorescent label so that everyone will know what sort of secrets used to be inside you?

Margaret Atwood , Der blinde Mörder

A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.

Sophia Loren

He had electric blue hair that had stuck around his head like tendrils of a startled octopus.

Cassandra Clare , City of Bones

And now, my poor old woman, why are you crying so bitterly? It is autumn. The leaves are falling from the trees like burning tears- the wind howls. Why must you mimic them?

Mervyn Peake , Titus Groan

Love is like a booger, you pick and pick at it. Then when you get it you wonder how to get rid of it.

Mae West

Sex is like air; it's not important unless you aren't getting any.

John Callahan

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.

Jonathan Swift

Using a metaphor in front of a man as unimaginative as Ridcully was like a
red flag to a bu... was like putting something very annoying in front of
someone who was annoyed by it.

Terry Prachett talking about Neil Gaiman , Lords and Ladies

Ignorance is a lot like alcohol: the more you have of it, the less you are able to see its effect on you.

Jay Bylsma

Insanity hovered close at hand, like an eager waiter at an expensive restaurant.

Arundhati Roy , The God of Small Things

Looking for an entirely reliable informant is like looking for a chaste mistress.

Cassandra Clare , Clockwork Angel

It sounded like a piece of blackboard being dragged over the nails of a wall of severed fingers.

Neil Gaiman

You know, a cell phone's like a guy; if you don't plug him in every night, charge him good, you got nothing at all.

Catherine Coulter , Tail Spin

The next morning dawned bright and sweet, like ribbon candy.

Sarah Addison Allen , Garden Spells