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Date: 1944; 2018

"It is pleasanter to be five years older and beautiful than status quo and under par, but I must force my loose mind into its overalls and get going."

— O'Connor, Flannery (1925-1964)

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Date: 1982

"'I can still see Wilkie,' says a contemporary, 'late for a speech, running through the library, raincoat over his shoulder, half done up, like his mind.'"

— Smith, Richard Norton (b. 1953)

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Date: July 23, 1995

"His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free."

— Smith, Chuck

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