"The human head is bigger than the globe."

— Grass, Günther (b. 1927)

June 16, 1978
"The human head is bigger than the globe."
Metaphor in Context
The human head is bigger than the globe. It conceives itself as containing more. It can think and rethink itself and ourselves from any desire point outside the gravitational pull of earth. It starts by writing one thing and later reads itself as something else. The human head is monstrous.
Looking under the rubric "The Mind" in The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations. Ed. Robert Andrews. New York: Columbia UP, 1993.
Reprinted in On Writing and Politics, 1967-1983, 1984. Trans. 1985.
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.