There isn't any symbolism. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The shark are all sharks no better and no worse. All the symbolism that people say is shit. What goes beyond is what you see beyond when you know.
— Ernest Hemingway

I support mosques, obviously. We need churches, temples, mosques. Whatever people use to speak with their god or to receive spiritual inspiration is good for the country. But the symbolism of it at ground zero, within two blocks or three blocks, I believe is wrong.
Peter King symbolism quote

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
— Arthur C. Clarke

For Debussy the musician and the man I have had profound admiration, but by nature I'm different from him. I think I have always personally followed a direction opposed to that of the symbolism of Debussy.
— Maurice Ravel

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
— symbolism quotation by Sigmund Freud