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Date: 1919

"My memories simply trooped the colour."

— Cummings, Bruce Frederick [pseud. W. N. P. Barbellion] (1889-1919)

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Date: July, 2015 [1983]

"Marx taught us in fact to understand once and for all what implacable work the unknown, the infinite vanquished victors, carry out in the societies that would prefer to ignore them, as well as within ourselves; what tunnels they dig, what blast-holes they prepare even inside those who hate them ...

— Lattes, Franco [Franco Fortini] (1917-1994)

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Date: August 3, 2013

"The imagination is a double-edged sword."

— Luhrman, T. M. (b. 1959)

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Date: February 15, 2013

"We become a nation of survivalists, alone in the bunkers of our mind, with nothing but empty static on the radio."

— Pierce, Charles P. (b. 1953)

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Date: May 7, 2014

"You learn to keep your mental body armor handy to protect against sudden attacks -- providing precious seconds to collect yourself and fight back."

— Armeni, Damon T.

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Date: September 12, 2014

"He explains that there are two warring parts of the brain: a hot part demanding immediate gratification (the limbic system), and a cool, goal-oriented part (the prefrontal cortex)."

— Druckerman, Pamela (b. 1970)

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Date: September 23, 2015

"Carson's ideas about the Big Bang are quite similar to his beliefs about Islam, in that he picked up a snippet of information somewhere -- there's a passage in the Koran that says this or that, there's a thing called entropy -- and that snippet seemed to take hold of his rational faculties and b...

— Waldman, Paul

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Date: July 26, 2016

"We've got to win this battle in the mindfield."

— Clinton, Bill (b. 1946)

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