“Paradoxically, the better a metaphor is, the worse this kind of problem threatens to become … a good metaphor may be so compelling that it altogether subverts its referent’s original meaning. No longer recognized as a metaphor, it redefines truth on its own limited terms.”

From Bernard J. Hibbitts, “Making Sense of Metaphors, Visuality, Aurality and the Reconfiguration of American Legal Discourse” in Moyse’s « Propriété  : un acte de foi ? ».