"Confidence is like a dragon where, for every head cut off, two more heads grow back."
"Confidence is like a magnet that attracts paper clips and cockiness is like two positive magnets that repel each other"
"Confidence is like a sliding scale. Some days you really have it and others it is in the middle, and some days it's like looking for your wallet... You just can't find it, but you still have to go on with your business."
"Healthy confidence is like a healthy immune system -‐ it guards you from all the toxic stuff the world sometimes throws at you"
"It's delicate branches take ages to grow, but when put in the wrong hands, those wisps of life won't last long."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.