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Date: December 10, 2017

"To fill oneself with the consciousness of others, and then to forget deeply enough, and long enough, that the collective world can be welded to what is unique and original to oneself--this is as precise and moving a definition of creativity as I have come across."

— Krauss, Nicole (b. August 18, 1974)

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Date: 2017

Can I let go, and let your memory dance / In the ballroom of my mind, / Across the county line?"

— Lana Del Rey [Elizabeth Woolridge Grant] (b. June 21, 1985)

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Date: 2017

"And my brain is like an orchestra / Playing on, insane"

— Lenker, Adrianne

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Date: 2017

"And my heart is playing hide and seek / Wait and count to four."

— Lenker, Adrianne

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Date: 2017

"Your hands were making artifacts in the corner of my mind."

— Lenker, Adrianne

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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: 2017

"His cradle a sheet under his belly, his butt like tongs, my mind a salad."

— Killian, Kevin (b. 1952)

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Date: January 12, 2018

"He also shared some thoughts about James Comey--if, by thoughts, you mean the products of the dying sparks of sputtering synapses."

— Pierce, Charles P. (b. 1953)

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Date: 2018

"[A]ll the thoughts we produce are organized like clothes in a wardrobe, with trousers on one shelf, sweaters on another."

— Knausgaard, Karl Ove (b. 1968)

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