"I gave a talk in a pub the other day, and I said mathematics is like a good poem, which separates the superfluous from the essentials and then fuses the essentials into a kernel of truth. Smart people, no matter what their background is, appreciate good ideas. And some very good biologists I know like to be catholic in their views."
"Mathematics is like poetry: both are dense. Mathematics isn't classed as art by the general public. Neither is engineering, nor computer programming, although "The Art of Computer Programming"  fairly describes what people do in getting software to perform. Math, engineering, computer programming, chemistry and physics have much in common with other forms of art. Below we call these and aspects certain others, statistics and economics in particular, the quantitative fields."
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.