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Date: 1940

"Well I really wouldn't care to scratch your surface, Mr. Kralik, because I know exactly what I'd find. Instead of a heart, a hand-bag. Instead of a soul, a suitcase. And instead of an intellect, a cigarette lighter... which doesn't work."

— Raphaelson, Samson (1894-1983)

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Date: 1966

"Deep in the recesses of my brain... a tiny red-hot little flame began to grow."

— Shepherd, Jean; Bob Clark, Leigh Brown

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Date: 1988

"For nearly fifty years, in the dark, moviegoers burn imagination to heat up reality."

— Godard, Jean-Luc (b. 1930)

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