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Date: September 7, 2017

"Like one of Yayoi Kusama's 'Infinity Rooms,' my consciousness, and that of the women I knew, gained new dimensions."

— Adams, Carol J. (b. 1951)

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Date: October 137, 2017

"It is a premeditated catastrophe visited on people whom Paul Ryan believes in the darkness of his soul and in the shadows of his mind do not deserve the help of the government of which they are a part."

— Pierce, Charles P. (b. 1953)

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Date: October 137, 2017

"But, because political campaigns occasionally can be wonderful bathyspheres to your soul’s dark abyss, we are learning that Moore’s is plenty deep and plenty dark."

— Pierce, Charles P. (b. 1953)

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Date: October 23, 2017

"Evans said that, after the incident, 'I just put it in a part of my brain and closed the door.'"

— Farrow, Ronan (b. 1987)

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Date: December 10, 2017

"Writing to Wilhelm Fleiss in 1896, Freud used the word Nachträglichkeit --'retranscription'--to describe the brain's action of calling up a memory and revising it in response to fresh circumstances."

— Krauss, Nicole (b. August 18, 1974)

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Date: December 10, 2017

"As this can happen many times in a life, a memory might be described as having a kind of geological history, with different stratifications going back through time, 'representing the psychic achievement of successive epochs of life.'"

— Krauss, Nicole (b. August 18, 1974)

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Date: December 10, 2017

"To fill oneself with the consciousness of others, and then to forget deeply enough, and long enough, that the collective world can be welded to what is unique and original to oneself--this is as precise and moving a definition of creativity as I have come across."

— Krauss, Nicole (b. August 18, 1974)

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Date: 2017

Can I let go, and let your memory dance / In the ballroom of my mind, / Across the county line?"

— Lana Del Rey [Elizabeth Woolridge Grant] (b. June 21, 1985)

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Date: 2017

"And my brain is like an orchestra / Playing on, insane"

— Lenker, Adrianne

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Date: 2017

"And my heart is playing hide and seek / Wait and count to four."

— Lenker, Adrianne

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