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Date: 1893

"Thy mind is like a crystal brook / Wherein clean creatures live at ease / In sun-bright waves or shady nook."

— Gilder, Richard Watson (1844-1809)

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Date: 2007

"One's collection comes to symbolize the contents of one's mind."

— Updike, John (1932-2009)

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Date: 2007

"Books externalize our brains, and turn our homes into thinking bodies."

— Updike, John (1932-2009)

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