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Date: 2017

"Your hands were making artifacts in the corner of my mind."

— Lenker, Adrianne

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Date: 2017

"Sometimes it feels like I've got a war in my mind."

— Lana Del Rey [Elizabeth Woolridge Grant] (b. June 21, 1985)

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Date: 2017

"There was a snowstorm that lasted three days / and a cavern of monochrome memory"

— Burt, Stephanie

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Date: April 18, 2018

"And indeed the tape--infamous and not proved to exist--has not just provided joke fodder for Twitter and talk-show hosts but has come to occupy a crawl space in our collective imagination, filled with bits and bobs plucked from a variety of sources: pulpy airport Russian-spy novels from the late...

— Fry, Naomi

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Date: April 18, 2018

"In an interview with ABC on Sunday, Comey painted a suggestive picture of his own psychic crawl space."

— Fry, Naomi

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Date: May 4, 2018

"And other minds are finally less opaque."

— Druckerman, Pamela (b. 1970)

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Date: May 12, 2018

"Our brains are so scrambled that it's starting to make sense that none of it makes sense."

— Dowd, Maureen (b. January 14, 1952)

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Date: June 18, 2018

"Her brain was in overdrive."

— Wang, Weike

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Date: July 9 & 16, 2018

"It's like they're only searching their mind database for women."

— Moshfegh, Ottessa (b. May 20, 1981)

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Date: July 9 & 16, 2018

"I was really determined: like this is a poison in my mind--lust--and seeing people as 'What could that person be to me?'"

— Moshfegh, Ottessa (b. May 20, 1981)

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