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Date: 1919

"HANDS, do what you're bid; / Bring the balloon of the mind / That bellies and drags in the wind / Into its narrow shed."

— Yeats, W. B. (1865-1939)

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Date: 1924

"But circumstance cannot deepen or lighten the colour of a man’s mind; if we bring anything into the world it is the colour of our minds, and what is the colour of our minds but fate? and what is fate but character?"

— Moore, George Augustus (1852-1933)

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