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Date: February 21, 2019

"That the shorthand we developed to describe something could slowly, brightly, wiggle into an example of what it described: 'brain worms', until the whole phenomenon contracted to a single grey inch."

— Lockwood, Patricia

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Date: February 21, 2019

"'Galaxy brain', until something starry exploded."

— 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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Date: February 21, 2019

"Still, she stood there, and locked them in her mind for an hour."

— Lockwood, Patricia

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Date: February 24, 2019

"If I watched long enough, I felt lightly hypnotized, as if one of those disembodied hands had reached in and massaged my brain."

— Matchar, Emily (b. 1982)

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Date: February 24, 2019

"It was 2016 when I discovered Oddly Satisfying, and I needed a little brain massage."

— Matchar, Emily (b. 1982)

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Date: February 5, 2019

"I’m just trying to understand the squirrels running around in Trump’s brain case."

— Cole, Juan (b. October 23, 1952)

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Date: February 25, 2019

"Because his brain is like a constantly running toilet, flushing unadulterated effluent through the Twitter pipes, like when he said "I built a lot of wall. I have a lot of money and I built a lot of wall," when not one inch, not one millimeter, of his new wall has been constructed; or his tweet:...

— Burke, Tom

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Date: February 26, 2019

"'The Source of Self-Regard' is a book of essays, lectures and meditations, a reminder that the old music is still the best, that in this time of tumult and sadness and continuous war, where tawdry words are blasted about like junk food, and the nation staggers from one crisis to the next, led by...

— McBride, James (b. September 11, 1957)

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Date: February 26, 2019

"But the real magic is witnessing her mind and imagination at work. They are as fertile and supple as jazz."

— McBride, James (b. September 11, 1957)

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