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Date: 1999

"Just as birds are lifted up into the air by their feathers and can remain wherever they wish, the soul in the body is elevated by thought and spreads its wings everywhere."

— Offill, Jenny (b. 1968)

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Date: February 20, 2000

"I sometimes fancy that various archetypal situations circled tirelessly in Hitchcock's mind, like whales in a tank at the zoo."

— Ebert, Roger (1942-2013)

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Date: 2002

"Spiders swing through my heart."

— Wright, Charles (b. 1935)

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Date: 2003

"How to hold it all at once, / except by passion's climb, / its rising tides & breathless, / hawk's-eye view?"

— Spaar, Lisa Russ

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Date: 2006

"The reptile brain, creeping out to sun itself."

— Powers, Richard (b. 1957)

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Date: 2006

"Weber still saw the rarest of butterflies, fluttering mind, its paired wings pinned to the film in obscene detail."

— Powers, Richard (b. 1957)

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Date: 2006

"A camel, that's what you are. A camel of consciousness."

— Powers, Richard (b. 1957)

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Date: 2007

"She had a mind like a mongoose but she was not, in the end, a worldly woman."

— Díaz, Junot (b. 1968)

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Date: 2007

"When panic grips your body and your heart is a hummingbird, / Raven thoughts blacken your mind until you're breathing in reverse, / All your friends and sedatives mean well, but make it worse, / Every reassurance just magnifies the doubt, / Better find yourself a place to level out."

— Oberst, Conor Mullen (b. 1980)

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Date: 2007

"Got a cricket for a conscience, always looks the other way."

— Oberst, Conor Mullen (b. 1980)

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