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Date: 1819

"Writing! O, I should have written thousands of pamphlets by this time, if it wasn't that--that the first sentence is so damn'd hard to get over; but, unluckily, I have such a profusion of ideas, that, when I sit down to write, there is so much crowding and jostling among them, that, curse me, yo...

— Poole, John (1786-1872)

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