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Date: 1905

"I forget of whom it was said, that his mind resembled the trunk of an elephant, which can pick up straws and tear up trees by the roots."

— Carnegie, Andrew (1835-1919)

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Date: 1908

"So her mind is like a wonderful bird-cage, filled with nightingales, which, like all captive nightingales, feed upon hearts—upon her heart."

— Gregorio Martinez Sierra (1881-1947)

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Date: 1911

"Sleep scatters you; sensations come storming along into the dreamer's mind, and he is a prey to each in turn."

— Lewis, Edwin Herbert (1866-1938)

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