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Date: July 11 and 18, 2016

"'Consequence' is the word that splintered my mind."

— Hayes, Terrance (b. 1971)

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Date: July 29, 2016

"In other ways, the speech was an x-ray of Clinton’s soul that gave the public a rare, if distorted, glimpse beneath her shell."

— Fournier, Ron (b. 1963)

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Date: July 11 & 18, 2016

"He has Trumpmunity: his notions are so low and have been so many times decried, and yet they keep arriving, in new and escalating varieties, and the liberal imagination wilts."

— Saunders, George (b. 1958)

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Date: August 9, 2016

"I just think it is a window into the soul of a person who is just not temperamentally suited to the task."

— Kaine, Tim (b. February 26, 1958)

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Date: August 14, 2016

"Many Americans' only metaphysical experience in this life will have been seeing, with the mind's eye, Hugh Hewitt wincing through the radio."

— Williamson, Kevin D. (b. September 18, 1972)

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Date: August 31, 2016

"He therefore ignores the observation that circuits of our brains are devoted to processing language, while different parts deal with non-linguistic sounds and with general reasoning and problem-solving."

— Coyne, Jerry Allen (b. 1949)

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Date: September 12, 2016

"'Memorial' wasn't a translation of Homer: the Iliad was its neutral backdrop, lit up by Oswald's flares of mind."

— Chiasson, Dan

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Date: September 12, 2016

"Her images tend to thwart the mind--which keeps rusty handles and voices in separate boxes--in a direct appeal to the senses."

— Chiasson, Dan

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Date: October 10, 2016

"Patrick Collison, the C.E.O. of the electronic-payments company Stripe, likened Altman's brain to the claw machine on a carnival midway: 'It roams around but has the ability to plunge very deep when necessary.'"

— Friend, Tad (b. 1962)

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Date: November 28, 2016

"'It's like getting new software installed in your head,' Brooker said of being a father, though he rejected the idea that it had mellowed him."

— Harvey, Giles

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