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The Da Vinci Code
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  • Magdalene’s story has been shouted from the rooftops for centuries in all kinds of metaphors and languages.
  • That is, that the Grail story uses the chalice as a metaphor for something else, something far more powerful.
  • "I know, I thought perhaps you and I could…" Langdon apparently decided the unseemly metaphor had gone far enough.
  • That is to say, the legend uses the chalice as a metaphor for something far more important.
  • For the trained symbologist, watching an early Disney movie was like being barraged by an avalanche of allusion and metaphor.
  • When the Church outlawed speaking of the shunned Mary Magdalene, her story and importance had to be passed on through more discreet channels… channels that supported metaphor and symbolism.
  • Those who truly understand their faiths understand the stories are metaphorical.
  • Metaphors are a way to help our minds process the unprocessible.
  • By teaching through a metaphorical game, the followers of the Grail disguised their message from the watchful eye of the Church.
  • The problems arise when we begin to believe literally in our own metaphors.
  • Every religion describes God through metaphor, allegory, and exaggeration, from the early Egyptians through modern Sunday school.
  • …mythological knight named Parsifal who… …metaphorical Grail quest that arguably… …the London Philharmonic in 1855… Rebecca Pope’s opera anthology "Diva’s… …Wagner’s tomb in Bayreuth, Germany… "Wrong Pope," Langdon said, disappointed.

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  • He was speaking metaphorically when he referred to being mugged by reality.
  • It was falling so hard that it looked like white sparks (and this is a simile, too, not a metaphor).
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

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