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Date: 1932

"Herbert is the poet of this inner weather."

— Huxley, Aldous (1894-1963)

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Date: 1936

"Everything is sordid, shoddy, thin as pasteboard. A Coney Island of the mind."

— Miller, Henry (1891-1980)

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Date: 1936

"The monarch of the mind is a monkey wrench."

— Miller, Henry (1891-1980)

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Date: 1937

"They are gadget-minded. If they see a thing that needs to be done, they rig up a device, mechanical or mental, and make the thing do itself with no further bother."

— Newton, Joseph Fort (1876-1950)

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Date: 1937

"My hat is off to the gadget mind."

— Newton, Joseph Fort (1876-1950)

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Date: 1937

"But, my friend goes on to say, there are some fields in which the gadget mind will not work; and here he gets under our skin a bit."

— Newton, Joseph Fort (1876-1950)

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Date: 1937

"In other words, my friend argues rightly, something more than a gadget mind is needed to deal with the issues now before mankind."

— Newton, Joseph Fort (1876-1950)

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Date: 1937

"Yes, the gadget mind is useful in its place; it can do many things. But the spiritual mind, God-illumined, is the hope of the race."

— Newton, Joseph Fort (1876-1950)

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Date: 1939

"My thinking relates to theology like the blotting page to the ink. It has entirely soaked itself full with it. If the blotting paper had its way, nothing that is written would remain."

— Benjamin, Walter (1892-1940)

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Date: 1941, 1942

"I think that his [the poet's] function is to make his imagination theirs and that he fulfills himself only as he sees his imagination become the light in the minds of others."

— Stevens, Wallace (1879-1955)

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