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Date: 2015

"She regarded the token male Lee as a dull-witted, penile one-trick pony (to her, consistency was evidence of a mind standing erect), while women were polymath geniuses until proven otherwise."

— Zink, Nell (b. 1964)

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Date: 2015

"A flash of intellection hit Karen."

— Zink, Nell (b. 1964)

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Date: 2015

"'Sorry to disappoint you, but me,' Byrdie said, raising his hand. 'I think I have whiplash of the brain.'"

— Zink, Nell (b. 1964)

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Date: 2015

"'Yes, our brains are like Swiss cheese,' he added, sort of undermining his compliment after the fact."

— Zink, Nell (b. 1964)

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Date: 2017

"Working with sound and my imagination, I envisage the angles and cuts, making the only substantial films I can manage these days, mind movies."

— Kureishi, Hanif (b. 1954)

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Date: 2017

"Your mind resembles a roaring wind tunnel."

— Kureishi, Hanif (b. 1954)

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Date: 2018

"As that word left a greasy trail through his skull, he saw her."

— Hermione Hoby

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Date: 2018

"His mind was a synthetic sky: blue, blank, cloudless."

— Hermione Hoby

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Date: June 18, 2018

"Her brain was in overdrive."

— Wang, Weike

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