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Date: October 10, 2017

"The words are arbitrary but the thoughts are not. Their meaning is laid up in the vaults of the mind."

— Ground, Ian

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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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Date: February, 2018

"They run constantly in the back of your mind and create more suspense when you ignore them than when you track every detail."

— Kirn, Walter (b. August 3, 1962)

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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: 2018

"Get in the mind shaft."

— White, Jack [John Anthony] (b. July 9, 1975)

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Date: April 11, 2018

"The perpetual fog that clouds his thinking has not lifted an inch; if anything, it is becoming ever more impenetrable."

— Boot, Max (b. 1969 )

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Date: April 18, 2018

"And indeed the tape--infamous and not proved to exist--has not just provided joke fodder for Twitter and talk-show hosts but has come to occupy a crawl space in our collective imagination, filled with bits and bobs plucked from a variety of sources: pulpy airport Russian-spy novels from the late...

— Fry, Naomi

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Date: April 18, 2018

"In an interview with ABC on Sunday, Comey painted a suggestive picture of his own psychic crawl space."

— Fry, Naomi

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