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Date: May 7, 2014

"Soon I hope to be able to venture down into those dark corners of my mind on purpose."

— Armeni, Damon T.

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Date: 2014

"DeYoung rummaged through his mental attic to figure out why."

— Blake, John

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Date: April 18, 2015

"My lab coat, weighing on my conscience as it hung in my closet, appeared in my mind as the clothing worn by an alien scientist from an advanced civilization who comes to apologize for abducting and using us as experimental animals."

— Gazda, Paul

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Date: August, 22, 2015

"Some philosophers claim that we know nothing of the external world outside our minds--nothing compared to what sways in our minds, in the long, twisting corridors of memory, the vast mental rooms with half-open doors, the ghosts chattering beneath the chandeliers of imagination."

— Lightman, Alan (b. 1948)

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Date: December 30, 2015

"I had looked into a room, unlike any other, and when I lifted my gaze, that room was inside Hasanaj’s brain, who lay staring straight ahead under the drape in the larger room, filled with doctors and nurses and machines and equipment, and beyond that room there was an even larger room, warm and ...

— Knausgaard, Karl Ove (b. 1968)

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Date: December 30, 2015

"All those rooms were gathered in my own brain, which looked exactly like Hasanaj’s, a wet, gleaming, walnutlike lump, composed of 100 billion brain cells so tiny and so myriad they could only be compared to the stars of a galaxy."

— Knausgaard, Karl Ove (b. 1968)

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Date: December 30, 2015

"Marsh explained the architecture of the brain to me, and the way it functioned."

— Knausgaard, Karl Ove (b. 1968)

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Date: December 30, 2015

"Still harder was grasping that within that room, there was an opening into yet another room, the human brain."

— Knausgaard, Karl Ove (b. 1968)

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Date: April 18, 2016

"A TV habit on this scale starts to permeate every corner of your mind."

— James, Clive (b. 1939)

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Date: July 16, 2016

"Special short-term memories become permanent memories, which in turn are the foundation stones of Riley's personality, represented by towering islands."

— Gabriel, Trip (b. 1955)

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