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Date: August, 22, 2015

"Some philosophers claim that we know nothing of the external world outside our minds--nothing compared to what sways in our minds, in the long, twisting corridors of memory, the vast mental rooms with half-open doors, the ghosts chattering beneath the chandeliers of imagination."

— Lightman, Alan (b. 1948)

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Date: December 30, 2015

"I had looked into a room, unlike any other, and when I lifted my gaze, that room was inside Hasanaj’s brain, who lay staring straight ahead under the drape in the larger room, filled with doctors and nurses and machines and equipment, and beyond that room there was an even larger room, warm and ...

— Knausgaard, Karl Ove (b. 1968)

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Date: December 30, 2015

"All those rooms were gathered in my own brain, which looked exactly like Hasanaj’s, a wet, gleaming, walnutlike lump, composed of 100 billion brain cells so tiny and so myriad they could only be compared to the stars of a galaxy."

— Knausgaard, Karl Ove (b. 1968)

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Date: December 30, 2015

"Marsh explained the architecture of the brain to me, and the way it functioned."

— Knausgaard, Karl Ove (b. 1968)

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Date: December 30, 2015

"Still harder was grasping that within that room, there was an opening into yet another room, the human brain."

— Knausgaard, Karl Ove (b. 1968)

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Date: 2015

"The mind of a child! Children have no hearts (cf. Peter Pan, another story Meg could reproduce fairly accurately), and their minds are rickety towers of surreal detritus."

— Zink, Nell (b. 1964)

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Date: April 13, 2016

"Deep down in the confines of her soul where she hasn't even bothered to look, much less understand, a woman wants a man who exudes masculinity, who remains a steady rock in her current-filled stream of emotions and hormones."

— Russell, Nicole

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Date: April 18, 2016

"A TV habit on this scale starts to permeate every corner of your mind."

— James, Clive (b. 1939)

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Date: July 16, 2016

"Special short-term memories become permanent memories, which in turn are the foundation stones of Riley's personality, represented by towering islands."

— Gabriel, Trip (b. 1955)

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Date: August 9, 2016

"I just think it is a window into the soul of a person who is just not temperamentally suited to the task."

— Kaine, Tim (b. February 26, 1958)

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