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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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Date: April 28, 2018

"Some magazine stories are fishhooks; they work their way into your mind and don't come out."

— Douthat, Ross (b. November 28, 1979)

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Date: May 4, 2018

"And other minds are finally less opaque."

— Druckerman, Pamela (b. 1970)

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Date: May 4, 2018

"A few decades before Freud, Nietzsche preached that those of us who are called to search ourselves need to go into the inner labyrinth and hunt down the instincts and passions that blossom into our pet theories and moral judgments."

— Marino, Gordon

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Date: May 4, 2018

"In this labyrinth, Nietzsche detected the handwriting of envy everywhere, observing, 'Envy and jealousy are the private parts of the human soul.'"

— Marino, Gordon

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Date: May 4, 2018

"But if I can identify the lizard of envy crawling around in my psyche, I can usually tamp down the ire."

— Marino, Gordon

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