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Date: December 12, 2014

"Though it seems counterintuitive, it is physically permanent stuff that evaporates from our minds."

— Brooks, Arthur C. (b. 1964)

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Date: December 12, 2014

"It is memories in the ether of our consciousness that last a lifetime, there for us to enjoy again and again."

— Brooks, Arthur C. (b. 1964)

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Date: December 20, 2014

"Further, just as the human stomach -- unlike the termite's -- can't digest wood, so there are some things our brains just aren't capable of knowing."

— Kaplan, Eric

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Date: April 30, 2014

"It is because you have maggots for a soul, you fucking barbarian."

— Pierce, Charles P. (b. 1953)

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Date: September 1, 2014

"Lakoff argues that the brain understands sentences not just by analyzing syntax and looking up neural dictionaries, but also by igniting its memories of kicking and picking up."

— Chorost, Michael (b. 1964)

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Date: July 31, 2014

"It summons a mental flood."

— Garner, Dwight (b. 1965)

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Date: July 31, 2014

"He prints a few descriptive sentences of a couple walking together from Wharton's 'House of Mirth,' and mentally X-rays them."

— Garner, Dwight (b. 1965)

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Date: August, 2014

"A universe of information swirled around in his brain."

— Thomas, Matthew

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Date: April 11, 2015

"About once a month I run across a person who radiates an inner light."

— Brooks, David (b. 1961)

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Date: April 11, 2015

"Gradually, a humiliating gap opens between your actual self and your desired self, between you and those incandescent souls you sometimes meet."

— Brooks, David (b. 1961)

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