Censorship is the mother of metaphor. - Jorge Luis Borges.

My literal understanding doesn't give me the real, implicit meaning of the quote of one of the greatest authors.

Hope for your reply. Thanks in advance.

  • @aparente001: Done. – Drew Jan 24 '17 at 16:43

It means this: When you cannot say what you want directly, because your words will be censored, you can often find a metaphorical way to get your point across.

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  • And this was very common in South American while the repressive regimes were in power. – aparente001 Jan 24 '17 at 20:38

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