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Date: 1904

"When you wish to instruct be brief, that men's minds may take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of the brimming mind."

— T.H.L.L.

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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.