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Date: 1966

"His mind works like a stopped clock, and the time is half-past McKinley."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1968

"Like a clock whose hands are sweeping / Past the minutes of its face, / And the world is like an apple / Whirling silently in space, / Like the circles that you find / In the windmills of your mind!"

— Bergman, Alan (b. 1925) and Marilyn Bergman [née Keith] (b.1929)

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Date: 1972

"My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare; / I had to cram so many things to store everything in there."

— Bowie, David [David Robert Jones] (1947-2016)

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