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Date: May 12, 2018

"People from our past that we no longer directly communicate with but who are active on social networks can 'colonize valuable space in your mind, and you think about them instead of about your close friends,' said Carlin Flora, the author of 'Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Wh...

— Flora, Carlin

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Date: May 12, 2018

"It was like the same tapes were kind of, like, back in the brain."

— Yael [full name not given]

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Date: May 14, 2018

"On top, you have your brain -- just like the body, the brain's on top. It's neurotic, it's weird, it's malfunctioning. It's like a broken computer."

— Malkmus, Stephen (b. 1966)

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Date: May 21, 2018

"There is some level of self-scrutiny too merciless for most of us, some inner corridor too dark."

— Sartwell, Crispin (b. 1958)

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There may by "Distempers and Uneasinesses either of Body of Mind"

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"Were it so with the soul (as some Philosophers have vainly imagined) to come into the world as an ab rasa tabula, a mere blank or piece of white paper, on which neither any thing written, nor any blots; it would then be equally receptive of good and evil, and no more averse to the ...

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If one weighs crowns and kingdoms against deeds they may "Far, far too light in Wisdom's eye" may seem--"Nor shake the scale, while Reason holds the beam

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"All the pleasing illusions, which made power gentle, and obedience liberal, which harmonized the different shades of life, and which, by a bland assimilation, incorporated into politics the sentiments which beautify and soften private society, are to be dissolved by this new conquering empire of...

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"The soften'd heart, prepar'd to take / Whate'er impressions Love shall make."

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"Minds let pointed Virtues grow, That, without injuring, resist a Foe."

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