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Date: 1914

"He gave me the impression that he was repeating something which he had learned by heart or that, magnetised by some words of his own speech, his mind was slowly circling round and round in the same orbit"

— Joyce, James (1882-1941)

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Date: 1914

"A light began to tremble on the horizon of his mind."

— Joyce, James (1882-1941)

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Date: 1914

"While her tongue rambled on Gabriel tried to banish from his mind all memory of the unpleasant incident with Miss Ivors."

— Joyce, James (1882-1941)

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Date: 1914

"A dull anger began to gather again at the back of his mind and the dull fires of his lust began to glow angrily in his veins."

— Joyce, James (1882-1941)

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Date: November 1914

"Sorrow like a ceaseless rain / Beats upon my heart."

— Millay, Edna St. Vincent (1892-1950)

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Date: November 1914

"All my thoughts are slow and brown."

— Millay, Edna St. Vincent (1892-1950)

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Date: 1916

"Little minds, like weak liquors, are soonest soured."

— Wilstach, Frank J.

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Date: 1916

"The demon of sexuality comes to our soul like a serpent."

— Jung, Carl (1875-1961)

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Date: 1916

"The demon of spirituality descends into our soul like a white bird."

— Jung, Carl (1875-1961)

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Date: December, 1917

"I was of three minds, / Like a tree / In which there are three blackbirds."

— Stevens, Wallace (1879-1955)

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