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Date: 1999

"I tried to keep my mind white and blank."

— Budnitz, Judy (b. 1973)

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Date: 1999

"[Alfred Hitchcock’s] mind is like a threshing machine, chomping out ideas as we walk, and at meals, ideas every minute."

— Harrison, Joan (1907-1994)

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Date: 1999

"But fiction is not empirical truth. It is simulation that runs on minds of readers just as computer simulations run on computers."

— Oatley, Keith

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Date: 2000

"Emotions, atavisms, would be set aside, while reason -- the nabob of all faculties -- went about its work."

— Amis, Martin (b. 1949)

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Date: 2000

"Discussions in the inner forum of an individual mind naturally duplicate in form and structure the public adversarial discussions"

— Hampshire, Stuart (1914-2004)

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Date: 2000

"The public situations that I have mentioned give rise to corresponding mental processes which are modeled on the public procedures, as a shadowy movement on a ceiling is modeled on an original physical movement on the floor."

— Hampshire, Stuart (1914-2004)

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Date: 2000

"I suggest that the Cartesian paradigm should be reversed, and that the paradigmatic setting and circumstance of intellectual thought is not the solitary meditation by the stove but the public argument for and against some claim made: the supposition is that we learn to transfer, by a kind of mim...

— Hampshire, Stuart (1914-2004)

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Date: 2004

"Ramachandran is a latter-day Marco Polo, journeying the silk road of science to strange and exotic Cathays of the mind."

— Dawkins, Richard (b. 1941)

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Date: 2005

"It was as though my memories were pigeons and the accident a big noise that had scared them off."

— McCarthy, Tom (b. 1969)

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Date: March 9, 2013

"Their noses and ears full of tufts of hair, their brains crackling with mental electricity, their flappy trousers hoiked biffin-tight, and their little odd socks showing, they reassured the hoi polloi that, although they were very clever, and we needed and valued them as a society, these people ...

— Lee, Stewart (b. 1968)

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