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MIND AS PHYSICAL OBJECT -- MISCELLANEOUS




Finally, his thinking process (* GOT STUCK, AS IF THE FOLDS OF HIS BRAIN WERE A BROKEN SCREW.*)
[[Text: source, p.27]]
{Seems to view the thinking process as a wholesael movement of the brain. See entry under Mind as Physical Space for a comment about a metaphor switch, in relation to preceding sentences.}

During the first few days of the journey he had been so (* TORN *..) with the raw agony of movement that each forward step his mount took (..* CUT ITSELF UPON HIS NERVES AND UPON HIS MIND.*)
[[Text: source, p.86]]
{Pain (and possibly movement) as physical object tearing/cutting the body; and in the "mind" segment it's mixed with MIND AS PHYSICAL OBJECT. There may be a metonymy from the forward step to pain caused by it.}


His (* BRAIN FELT REDUCED TO A KIND OF DENSE JAM *) in which his thoughts had trouble circulating and sometimes got stuck.
[[Text: source p.93]]

Next morning (* MY MIND WAS A GUN SCOPE *..) with Locking (..* CENTRED IN THE CROSSHAIRS.*)
{"Locking" is the name of a person.}
[[Text: source]]

"... (* I SHUT DOWN and just drift away into a world of my own,*)" he says. "(* I keep things in my head *) and appear relaxed, but (* I dissociate myself from things. I can go off into a room of my own in my head *) and not hear a thing anyone is saying."
[[Text: source]]
{Mixed with / near to: MIND AS WORLD DEFINER, MIND AS PHYSICAL SPACE, IDEAS AS PHYSICAL OBJECTS, COGNIZING AS INTERACTING WITH NON-OWN-MENTAL THINGS.}

... but trivialities concerning his honor arouse the most shame. This is because (* THE EGO'S THREADS OF RADIATION NEVER QUITE STOP,*..) even in the most depraved of us, and we must always think, "Yes, but (..* my essential honor WASN'T TOUCHED.*) ..."
[[Text: source p.41]]

(* My mind will always be PUSHED BACK TO THIS FARM,*..) and there is nothing I can do about it. (..* I will never be able to get away.*)
[[Text: source p.202]]
{Mixed with COGNIZING AS INTERACTING WITH NON-OWN-MENTAL ENTITIES.}

Frédéric watched Madame Arnoux as he listened to these words. (* they sank into his mind like metals INTO A FURNACE, adding to his passion and filling him with love.*)
[[Text: source p.54]]

... gazing into her eyes and (* drinking in HER SOUL.*)
[[Text: source p.77]]
{The soul is viewed as a physical object. NB: it is another agent's soul, not that of the agent doing the drinking. Mixed with COGNIZING AS INTERACTING WITH NON-OWN-MENTAL ENTITIES.}

... and I simply (* COULD NOT TURN OFF MY CONSCIOUS MIND.*)
[[Text: source p.139]]

I want to plumb the depths of his (* SHRIVELED taxi driver soul *) and destroy any last vestige of human dignity he may have tucked away in there.
[[Text: source]]
{mixed with EMOTIONAL-MIND AS PHYSICAL SPACE}

(* My anger returned in a rush, fueled by disappointment *): I was sure we'd reached a break in the case...[NP] (* SHE HEATED UP JUST AS FAST.*) "I told you at the time she was killed because of her work! You just were on your usual fucking arrogant head trip and wouldn't pay any attention to me!"
[[Text: source p.226]]

(* EVERY TIME I TRIED SENDING MY MIND BACK TO THE THREE BLACK-SLICKERED MEN *) (* I shied away from the memory like a horse frightened by fire.*)
[[Text: source p.183]]

(* HE CAST HIS MIND ROUND. *) There ought to be some way of dealing with a person like this.
[[Text: source p.66]]

(* HIS MENTAL WHEELS ARE OILED *)
[[Text: source]]

(* DON'T ON THE OTHER HAND BE SUSPICIOUS OF THIS APPROACH AND BECOME TAUT. *)
[[Text: source]]

[NP] It was (* ONLY MOMENTUM THAT KEPT Alice's GEARS OF THOUGHT AND ANALYSIS GRINDING PAST *) any practical application.
[[Text: source p.206]]

(* Her mind came to the rescue,*) the way minds do when the terror is too much. (* IT SHUT DOWN *)---not completely---but enough that only some images were processed, some sounds heard, a portion of the pain felt---(* the rest to be held in trust.*) A new winter was passing, but (* ITS STEALTHY FOOTPRINTS WERE LEAVING A PROFOUND IMPRINT IN HIS MEMORY.*)
[[Text: source p.163]]
{NB: mixing w. non-mental metaphor}

But those are just the physical tricks. The stuff that really (* spoke to me *) was about how you can sexually recharge the body by (* RECHARGING THE MIND AND SPIRIT.*)
[[Text: source p.114]]

By making sure that (* OUR SEXUAL IMAGINATIONS WERE WORKING TOGETHER,*) things were (* heating up.*)
[[Text: source p.114]]

Said Australian Lisa Gent, ...`... It's (*MIND MANIPULATION.*)'
[[Text: source]]

When a romance has you feeling as though you work a second job, (* YOU'VE LET A CRUCIAL TRUTH SLIP FROM MIND:*) Love is supposed to make you feel good.
[[Text: source]]

Her voice was slimy, like a dying worm, (* BUT IT CLUNG TO THE MIND OF ANY WHO HEARD IT, SUFFOCATING ANY THOUGHT OF LOVE OR LIGHT OR COLOUR THAT MIGHT ALREADY BE THERE AND ABORTING ANY ABOUT TO BE BORN.*) Rune, however, wallowed in its sound.
[[Text: source p.459]]

She somehow found it threatening and disturbing, (* TORN BETWEEN SUSIE'S EASY-GOING SLUTTISHNESS AND HER OWN MORE STOLID VIEWS.*)
[[Text: source p.225]]
{Mixing with MIND WITHIN PHYSICAL SPACE.}

He could feel (* HIS MIND SHUTTING OFF,*) his limbs relaxing, as heat engulfed him like a woman's body.
[[Text: source p.127-128]]

He had muttered a jumbled mixture of congratulations and condolences. (*HIS MIND WAS REELING.*) He felt pleased for Jennifer, worried for her, but how would this latest news affect his project?
[[Text: source p.123]]

That one short line had thrown him into confusion, (* SENT HIS MIND AND EMOTIONS SPINNING AGAIN, WHEN HE HAD SPENT ALL LAST NIGHT IMPOSING TIGHT CONTROLS.*)
[[Text: source p.121]]

He couldn't think of death. Every time he tried, (* HIS MIND GLAZED OVER *) or (* filled with stupid things like hot cross buns or wedding cakes.*)
[[Text: source p.32]]

`[You] do not at all understand (* HOW BLACK AND HOW DESTROYED MY WHOLE MIND HAS BECOME.*) ... '
[[Text: source]]

If she could only stop Crimond from saying the extraordinary things with which he was (* WEARING DOWN HER SANITY.*)
[[Text: source p.351]]

... (* A BLACK MACHINE WAS WORKING FRENZIEDLY INSIDE HIS HEAD. BLACKNESS, THAT WAS WHAT HE EXPERIENCED, A FEELING OF BLACKNESS OVER EVERYTHING, *) ...
[[Text: source p.176]]

Talk with Jenkin always (* SENT WAVES OF FORCE THROUGH GERARD'S MIND, USUALLY BENEFICENT AND PLEASANT ONES. TODAY HOWEVER THE VIBRATIONS HAD MADE HIM UNEASY AS IF, THOUGH EVERYTHING SEEMED AS USUAL, THE WAVELENGTH HAD CHANGED.*)
[[Text: source p.135]]

(* WHEREAS GERARD, WHO WAS SO MUCH MORE INTELLECTUALLY COLLECTED AND COHERENT, FELT SPARSE, EXTENDED, ABSTRACT BY CONTRAST.*) This contrast sometimes made gerard feel cleverer and more refined, sometimes simply weaker and lacking in weight.
[[Text: source p.119]]

Some perfect thing, some absolute safety, some ground of being, was, (* WITH HIS BELIEF IN HIS FATHER'S PERFECT GOODNESS, GONE OUT OF THE WORLD FOREVER.*)
[[Text: source p.60]]

(* 'Arranging things! YOU SHOULD HAVE ARRANGED YOUR MIND,*) stayed here and done some real thinking.'
[[Text: source p.21]]

Christopher was playing his tabla and there was a fragrant ineffable sense of togetherness as if (* ALL OUR MINDS WERE LIGHTLY GLUED TOGETHER,*) ...
[[Text: source p.267]]

Such are the remarkable faculties of the human mind, such was my (* mind *) that morning in the park as (* IT EXPANDED AND REJOICED.*)
[[Text: source p.233]]

{MIND AS ELECTRONIC DEVICE}
{disturbance of thought likened to ``shortcircuiting too large an amount of excitation''}
[[Text: source]]

But he noticed something else about the garden that (* STRUCK HIM HOLLOWLY.*)
[[Text: source]]

(* IT WAS AS IF THOSE EYES TURNED INWARDS TO CONTEMPLATE THE WORKINGS OF HER MIND.*)
[[Text: source]]

He stroked my hair, and waited patiently until I could (* gather my thoughts, STOP MY MIND WHIRLING IN A HUNDRED DIRECTIONS AT ONCE.*)
[[Text: source]]
{NB: PARALLEL MIXING??}

Love him she unquestionably did, but still the prospects of offending her parents (* TORE AT HER SOUL!)
[[Text: source]]

Our minds are nothing but dovecots.
[Text: apres Hoffmannstahl, quoted in D.E. Cooper (1986), Metaphor, p.54]
{Cooper's interpretation: ideas flying in and out}

Hannah has asked me about the history of the church. It gives me pleasure to (* CAST MY MIND BACK,*) for that (* SWEEP OF MEMORY RETRIEVES MANY INCIDENTS AND MOMENTS *) ...
[[Text: source]]
{METONYMY: THING FOR IDEAS}

... the enormity [of the lottery win] slowly entered their still (* UNADJUSTED MINDS *) ...
[[Speech: source]]

In all the (* TORRENT OF HIS THOUGHT *) there were two (* THOUGHTS THAT NEVER CROSSED HIS MIND.*) First, it never (* occurred *) to him to doubt that ...
[[Text: source p.63]]
{NB: nesting]

Then there (* FELL UPON HIM THE GREAT TEMPTATION *) that was to (* TORMENT *) him for many days.
[[Text: source p.62]]

When the President's [.e., Sunday's] eyes were on him he felt as if he were (* MADE OF GLASS.*)
[[Text: source p.62]]

When he rose or sat down, ... something worse was expressed than mere weakness. ... It did not express decrepitude merely, but corruption. (* A HATEFUL FANCY CROSSED SYME'S QUIVERING MIND.*) He could not help (* thinking *) that whenever the man moved a leg or arm might fall off.
[[Text: source p.60]]

The question (* ON THE MINDS *) of many veep watchers, naturally enough, is how much of his performance in office has been Quayle's own doing and how much has been the staff's.
[[Text: source]]

" ... (* IN THEIR CRYSTAL BALLS, IN THEIR MINDS, BUSINESS LEADERS THINK THAT *) ..."
[[Speech: source]]
{wording is approximate and by memory}

(* EVERYONE IS A MOON, AND HAS A DARK SIDE WHICH HE NEVER SHOWS *) to anybody
[[Text: source]]

(* I AM A PARCEL OF VAIN STRIVINGS *) tied by a chance bond together
[[Text: source]]

(* I TURN DIFFERENT FACETS OF MYSELF *) towards the window.
[[Speech: source]]

Though (* INCEST HAS COLORED EVERY ASPECT OF HER LIFE *...), from her (...* DRIVE *...) to overachieve to her (...* FEAR *) of physical and emotional intimacy, ...
[[Text: source]]






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