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Date: May 4, 2018

"In this labyrinth, Nietzsche detected the handwriting of envy everywhere, observing, 'Envy and jealousy are the private parts of the human soul.'"

— Marino, Gordon

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Date: May 4, 2018

"But if I can identify the lizard of envy crawling around in my psyche, I can usually tamp down the ire."

— Marino, Gordon

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Date: May 4, 2018

"Recognizing the envy when my sixtysomething friend boasted that he had recently completed a marathon, I was able to restrain myself from giving rope to the indignant thought, 'Instead of running miles every day, why don't you spend some time tutoring disadvantaged kids!'"

— Marino, Gordon

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Date: May 14, 2018

"On top, you have your brain -- just like the body, the brain's on top. It's neurotic, it's weird, it's malfunctioning. It's like a broken computer."

— Malkmus, Stephen (b. 1966)

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Date: May 21, 2018

"There is some level of self-scrutiny too merciless for most of us, some inner corridor too dark."

— Sartwell, Crispin (b. 1958)

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Date: June 4 and 11, 2018

"'His brain works at the speed of a hummingbird,' Kasky said."

— Kasky, Cameron (b. 2000)

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Date: June 16, 2018

"Throughout that summer and into the fall, floating in a pool of cheap beer, just below the surface of my semiconsciousness, was the constant thought: Maybe I won't wake up this time."

— Powers, Kevin (b. 1980)

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Date: September 5, 2018

"Chief among this novel’s pleasures is viewing the nation -- its landscapes, its people, its curdled politics, its increasingly feudal inequalities -- through the vibrant filters of Gary Shteyngart’s Hipstamatic mind."

— Miles, Jonathan

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Date: Dec. 15, 2018

"They found that the most disrupted genes were those for growth factors, proteins that act like a kind of brain fertilizer"

— Friedman, Richard A.

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Date: Dec. 15, 2018

"'And that is in fact devastating because brain remodeling is something we need to do all the time — we are constantly rewiring our brains based on past experience and the expectation of how we need to use them in the future,' Dr. Akil said."

— Friedman, Richard A.

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