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Date: 2009

"Like some inoperable cancerous thing inside his brain, a new mental organ had awakened, insistently and without mercy pushing him forward, punishing him with guilt, compelling him to feel things and want things that can't be argued for or against on the basis of logical reasoning, analy...

— Konstantinou, Lee

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Date: 2009

"His daddy issues need to be resolved, his therapist says, and he could probably stand to improve his relationship with his mother too, but Eliot wonders whether any amount of analysis will ever unknot this tangled mass of mental rope."

— Konstantinou, Lee

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Date: 2009

"Whatever else has happened to him, the moral thing that erupted in his mind hasn't gone into remission. If anything, it has only metastasized, secretly colonizing, under the cover of this last month's madness, more and more of his sense of self."

— Konstantinou, Lee

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Date: 2009

"This librarian told me that your mind works like a computer, or maybe an old card file."

— Chideya, Farai (b. 1969)

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Date: 2010

"His cell was a concrete box six feet by ten with one window and a steel door with a slot wide enough to slip his hands through but that was all, and most of the time he just lay there on his cot, his mind so blank it was like a pail with nothing in it."

— Cronin, Justin

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Date: 2010

"Looking at Carter, this was the space into which Wolgast felt his mind moving, like a dark room with no windows and one locked door."

— Cronin, Justin

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Date: 2010

"Grey could still feel Zero's mind roving around the dark room, trolling like an invisible net.

— Cronin, Justin

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Date: 2010

"The sounds came from everywhere, filled up her mind like a chorus, ricocheting like the sound of gunfire, like the gunfire in the field, like her mother's voice crying from the doorway."

— Cronin, Justin

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Date: 2010

"In her mind's eye she saw it, saw it all at last."

— Cronin, Justin

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Date: 2010

"But Carter had been plucked straight off death row and landed here in less than a day: his mind would be tumbling like a dryer."

— Cronin, Justin

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