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Date: 2017

Can I let go, and let your memory dance / In the ballroom of my mind, / Across the county line?"

— Lana Del Rey [Elizabeth Woolridge Grant] (b. June 21, 1985)

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Date: May 4, 2018

"But if I can identify the lizard of envy crawling around in my psyche, I can usually tamp down the ire."

— Marino, Gordon

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Date: May 12, 2018

"Our brains are so scrambled that it's starting to make sense that none of it makes sense."

— Dowd, Maureen (b. January 14, 1952)

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Date: June 16, 2018

"Throughout that summer and into the fall, floating in a pool of cheap beer, just below the surface of my semiconsciousness, was the constant thought: Maybe I won't wake up this time."

— Powers, Kevin (b. 1980)

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Date: February 2, 2019

"My mind had no choice but to drift into an elaborate fantasy realm."

— Pamela, Paul

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Date: February 2, 2019

"You let your mind wander and follow it where it goes."

— Pamela, Paul

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Date: February 21, 2019

"She opened the portal, and the mind met her more than halfway."

— Lockwood, Patricia

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Date: February 21, 2019

"What, in place of these sentences, marched in the brains of previous generations?"

— Lockwood, Patricia

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Date: February 21, 2019

"The mind we were in was obsessive, perseverant. It swam with superstition and half-remembered facts, pertaining to how many spiders we ate a year and the rate at which dentists killed themselves."

— Lockwood, Patricia

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Date: February 21, 2019

"It was a place where she knew what was going to happen, a place where she would always choose the right side, where the failure was in history and not in herself, where she did not read the wrong writers, was not seized with surges of enthusiasm for the wrong leaders, did not eat the wrong anima...

— Lockwood, Patricia

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