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Date: 1891

"And it did store the mind with furniture -- / In forms antique, forbidding peaceful slumber, / But morticed well, and fashioned to endure, / Hard to get into, or out of heads they cumber"

— Smith, Walter Chalmers (1824-1908)

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Date: 1962

"Sandy screwed her eyes even smaller in the effort of seeing with her mind."

— Spark, Muriel (1918-2006)

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Date: 1962

"By the end of the year it happened that she had quite lost interest in the man himself, but was deeply absorbed in his mind, from which she extracted, among other things, his religion as a pith from a husk."

— Spark, Muriel (1918-2006)

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Date: 1962

"Her mind was as full of religion as a night sky is full of things visible and invisible. She left the man and took his religion and became a nun in the course of time."

— Spark, Muriel (1918-2006)

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Date: February 7, 2017

"This question just made my brain pixelate, and now the inside of my head's a roaring celebration."

— Smith, Ali (b. August 24, 1962)

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