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Date: June 18, 2018

"Her brain was in overdrive."

— Wang, Weike

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Date: July 9 & 16, 2018

"It's like they're only searching their mind database for women."

— Moshfegh, Ottessa (b. May 20, 1981)

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Date: July 9 & 16, 2018

"I was really determined: like this is a poison in my mind--lust--and seeing people as 'What could that person be to me?'"

— Moshfegh, Ottessa (b. May 20, 1981)

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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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"His heart is old, it is dark and hard, a heart of stone."

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