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Date: April 16, 2015

"And I must do so with both ardor and cool appraisal, with the passions of eye and heart, but in that ardent heart there must also be a splinter of ice."

— Mann, Sally (b. 1951)

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Date: June 6, 2015

"I eventually wiped away my rotted thought, which suited my face as poorly as bad lighting, and we resumed our session."

— Filipacchi, Amanda (b. October 10, 1967)

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Date: September 22, 2015

"This is not to say that "Tender Torrent" wasn't "fun" (it seems to be out of print today, the most enduring form of censorship); but for me, its greatest entertainment value lay in returning it to its owner, aware of the lewd visions that seethed beneath her sunny exterior. And really, that perc...

— Schillinger, Liesl

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Date: September 22, 2015

"You can shun obscene books if you like, but you can't scrub erotic fantasies from the mind's hard drive."

— Schillinger, Liesl

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Date: 2015

"The memory branded itself on his brain: the gales of laughter, everyone offering him their cookies, the slave woman with her eyes on the floor."

— Zink, Nell (b. 1964)

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Date: 2015

"She knew Lee well, and by heading southeast, she had hidden in the folds of his own cerebral cortex."

— Zink, Nell (b. 1964)

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Date: 2015

"The mind of a child! Children have no hearts (cf. Peter Pan, another story Meg could reproduce fairly accurately), and their minds are rickety towers of surreal detritus."

— Zink, Nell (b. 1964)

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Date: 2015

"His thoughts on his back porch surrounded him like a carpet of mice, immobilizing him via his unwillingness to cause them pain. The mice of introspection were as effective as any buffalo herd."

— Zink, Nell (b. 1964)

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Date: 2015

"She regarded the token male Lee as a dull-witted, penile one-trick pony (to her, consistency was evidence of a mind standing erect), while women were polymath geniuses until proven otherwise."

— Zink, Nell (b. 1964)

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Date: 2015

"A flash of intellection hit Karen."

— Zink, Nell (b. 1964)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.