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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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Date: 2015

"'Sorry to disappoint you, but me,' Byrdie said, raising his hand. 'I think I have whiplash of the brain.'"

— Zink, Nell (b. 1964)

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Date: 2015

"'Yes, our brains are like Swiss cheese,' he added, sort of undermining his compliment after the fact."

— Zink, Nell (b. 1964)

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Date: July 1, 2015

"Poetry was an attempt to dig into the buried stuff inside a person’s psyche."

— Zhang, Jenny

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Date: April 27, 2016

"But you don't have to have your leg in a bear trap every minute to seriously consider, during the latest entrapment, that maybe just cutting your legs off would be the way to go. In the case of BPD, the offending leg is called 'consciousness'."

— Mishell Baker (b. 2009)

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