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Date: February 21, 2019

"Gradually it had become the place where we sounded like each other, through some erosion of wind or water on a self not nearly as firm as stone."

— Lockwood, Patricia

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Date: February 21, 2019

"That the shorthand we developed to describe something could slowly, brightly, wiggle into an example of what it described: 'brain worms', until the whole phenomenon contracted to a single grey inch."

— Lockwood, Patricia

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Date: February 21, 2019

"'Galaxy brain', until something starry exploded."

— Lockwood, Patricia

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Date: February 21, 2019

"It was a place where she knew what was going to happen, a place where she would always choose the right side, where the failure was in history and not in herself, where she did not read the wrong writers, was not seized with surges of enthusiasm for the wrong leaders, did not eat the wrong anima...

— Lockwood, Patricia

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Date: February 21, 2019

"Still, she stood there, and locked them in her mind for an hour."

— Lockwood, Patricia

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Date: February 24, 2019

"If I watched long enough, I felt lightly hypnotized, as if one of those disembodied hands had reached in and massaged my brain."

— Matchar, Emily (b. 1982)

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Date: February 24, 2019

"It was 2016 when I discovered Oddly Satisfying, and I needed a little brain massage."

— Matchar, Emily (b. 1982)

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Date: 2019

"What can I say / That you won't engrave / On your heart?"

— Jennifer and Jessica Clavin [Bleached]

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