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Date: September/October, 2017

"Is 'American ideas' one of those phrases, like 'how women are' or 'the will of the West to survive' that are to thinking as huffing gasoline is to breathing?"

— Purdy, Jedediah (b. 1974)

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Date: December 4, 2017

"Dreams can be potent sources of signs and symbols, but just as often they're detritus from the landfills of our minds."

— Pitzer, Andrea

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Date: 2017

"And my heart is playing hide and seek / Wait and count to four."

— Lenker, Adrianne

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Date: 2017

"Your mind resembles a roaring wind tunnel."

— Kureishi, Hanif (b. 1954)

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Date: January 12, 2018

"He also shared some thoughts about James Comey--if, by thoughts, you mean the products of the dying sparks of sputtering synapses."

— Pierce, Charles P. (b. 1953)

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