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Date: December 28, 1932

"My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery--always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud."

— Woolf, Virgina (1882-1941)

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Date: May 27, 1943

"And, once they [the truths] have been digested and have entered into the apparatus of the mind, it is possible for most people to move fairly safely over a terrain otherwise most dangerous."

— Keynes, John Maynard (1883-1946)

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Date: Jan. 9, 1958

"This in haste to get something off my muckheap of a mind."

— Beckett, Samuel (1096-1989)

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