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Date: 2018

"His mind was a synthetic sky: blue, blank, cloudless."

— Hermione Hoby

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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: May 12, 2018

"People from our past that we no longer directly communicate with but who are active on social networks can 'colonize valuable space in your mind, and you think about them instead of about your close friends,' said Carlin Flora, the author of 'Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Wh...

— Flora, Carlin

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Date: May 12, 2018

"It was like the same tapes were kind of, like, back in the brain."

— Yael [full name not given]

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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.