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Date: 2015

"'Sorry to disappoint you, but me,' Byrdie said, raising his hand. 'I think I have whiplash of the brain.'"

— Zink, Nell (b. 1964)

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Date: January 14, 2016

"Then there's the risible campaign commercial in which the Tailgunner dresses up in camo and face paint and hangs out in the blind with the Duck Dynasty crew, looking like a G.I. Joe who's lost his kung-fu grip on his senses."

— Pierce, Charles P. (b. 1953)

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Date: April 18, 2016

"We begin to esteem this way of being at its true worth when we realize that the creators of the brain food that we're wolfing down are at least as involved in it, at the level of imagination, as we are."

— James, Clive (b. 1939)

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Date: July 18, 2016

"Introspection, 'the mind's eye,' assures us with the greatest confidence that it is the best, in some cases the only authority on how the mind works, because we all think it has direct, first person access to itself."

— Rosenberg, Alex (August 8, 1946)

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Date: July 29, 2016

"In other ways, the speech was an x-ray of Clinton’s soul that gave the public a rare, if distorted, glimpse beneath her shell."

— Fournier, Ron (b. 1963)

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Date: August 14, 2016

"Many Americans' only metaphysical experience in this life will have been seeing, with the mind's eye, Hugh Hewitt wincing through the radio."

— Williamson, Kevin D. (b. September 18, 1972)

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Date: January, 2017

"They bleed -- if not from vaginas then from their sensitive souls."

— Kipnis, Laura (b. July 19, 1956)

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There may by "Distempers and Uneasinesses either of Body of Mind"

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If one weighs crowns and kingdoms against deeds they may "Far, far too light in Wisdom's eye" may seem--"Nor shake the scale, while Reason holds the beam

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"It is hitting below the intellect."

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