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Date: July 16, 2016

"The emotions of the heroine, Riley, [in the film 'Inside Out'] are cartoon characters, and a fantastic 'Jetsons'-esque city inside her mind is a metaphor of the human psyche."

— Gabriel, Trip (b. 1955)

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Date: July 16, 2016

"As Riley encounters the world, her experiences are processed into small orbs of memories like snow globes."

— Gabriel, Trip (b. 1955)

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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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Date: July 22, 2016

"All thought uses neural circuitry. Every idea is constituted by neural circuitry. But we have no conscious access to that circuitry."

— Lakoff, George P. (b. 1941)

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Date: July 22, 2016

"Conscious thought is the tip of the iceberg."

— Lakoff, George P. (b. 1941)

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Date: July 26, 2016

"We've got to win this battle in the mindfield."

— Clinton, Bill (b. 1946)

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Date: July 27, 2016

"But, gradually, I found myself caught up in the flow of the thing, gliding in my mind around every bend in the river, riding a raft with someone who knows where all the snags and sunken rocks of public life are."

— Pierce, Charles P. (b. 1953)

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