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Date: July 31, 2014

"It summons a mental flood."

— Garner, Dwight (b. 1965)

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Date: April 16, 2015

"And I must do so with both ardor and cool appraisal, with the passions of eye and heart, but in that ardent heart there must also be a splinter of ice."

— Mann, Sally (b. 1951)

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Date: June 3, 2015

"After the first two months, my feelings tsunami subsided."

— Sicha, Choire

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Date: July 3, 2015

"Our conversations with Mr. Docter and his team were generally about the science related to questions at the heart of the film: How do emotions govern the stream of consciousness? How do emotions color our memories of the past?"

— Keltner, Dacher, and Paul Ekman

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Date: June 27, 2015

"Descartes thought that the brain was a kind of hydraulic pump, propelling the spirits of the nervous system through the body."

— Marcus, Gary (b. 1970)

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Date: November 28, 2015

"It's as if our brain has become a full cup of water and anything more poured into it starts to spill out."

— Schwartz, Tony

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Date: 2015

"And yes, mortal knells / in sleepless hours, hollow knocks of empty / boats against a dock but still the mind / is a meadow, the heart an ocean even though / it burns."

— Young, Dean (b. 1955)

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Date: May 18, 2015

"'I have to be totally still.' Ideas come floating up 'like a bubble in liquid.' At that point, he goes into an excitable motor state, pacing or scribbling down ideas."

— Colapinto, John (b. 1958)

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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: May 28, 2016

"It occurred to me that of all mind-boiling aspects of the current presidential race, the worst part was arguing with people whom I considered friends."

— Flores, Jake

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