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Date: 1908

"His mind is like a sunbeam which has fallen into a globe of crystal and clear water, and all the colors are there in it, except one, which is constancy."

— Gregorio Martinez Sierra (1881-1947)

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Date: 1908, 1911

"The soul of a good man had become empty of all psychological content, of grounds and consequences; it has become a pure white slate, upon which fate writes its absurd command, and this command will be followed blindly, rashly, and fiercely to the end."

— Lukács, Georg [György] (1885-1971)

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Date: 1909

"Thanks to his wonderful memory, everything he read was stored up for use or ornament, till his mind resembled a huge curiosity shop."

— Long, William Joseph (1867-1952)

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Date: 1911

"The crystalloid minds are all that's clear, orderly, and beautiful."

— Lewis, Edwin Herbert (1866-1938)

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Date: 1911

"The colloid minds are sticky, glutinous, and mussy."

— Lewis, Edwin Herbert (1866-1938)

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Date: 1911

"Sleep scatters you; sensations come storming along into the dreamer's mind, and he is a prey to each in turn."

— Lewis, Edwin Herbert (1866-1938)

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Date: 1911

"You are no longer the slave of those successive atoms into which sleep divides you."

— Lewis, Edwin Herbert (1866-1938)

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Date: 1911

"Sensations rain in on you as in a dream, but you suppress all but what are useful for your conscious purpose."

— Lewis, Edwin Herbert (1866-1938)

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Date: 1911

"A friend may almost literally pour out his soul into our waiting ears, or we may almost literally read it in his eyes."

— Lewis, Edwin Herbert (1866-1938)

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Date: 1911

"I shall here have to change my metaphor a little to get the process in his mind. Suppose that instead of your curved pieces of wood you have a springy piece of steel of the same types of curvature as the wood. Now the state of tension or concentration of mind, if he is doing anything really good...

— Hulme, T. E. (1883-1917)

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