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The brain may be regarded as a kind of parasite of the organism, a pensioner, as it were, who dwells with the body.

—Arthur Schopenhauer, 1851

The universe is an object of thought at least as much as it is a means of satisfying needs.

—Claude Lévi-Strauss, 1962

Your mind’s got to eat, too.

—Dambudzo Marechera, 1978

Brain, n. An apparatus with which we think that we think.

—Ambrose Bierce, 1906

We need strength, we need energy, we need quickness, and we need brain in this country to turn it around.

—Donald Trump, 2015

Brains are the only things worth having in this world.

—L. Frank Baum, 1899

The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.

—Steve Biko, 1971

The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.

—Charles Darwin, 1871

What is the hardest task in the world? To think.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1841

The brain is an unreliable organ, it is monstrously great, monstrously developed. Swollen, like a goiter.

—Aleksandr Blok, c. 1920

If anything affects your eye, you hasten to have it removed; if anything affects your mind, you postpone the cure for a year.

—Horace, 20 BC

The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do.

—B.F. Skinner, 1969

Sanity is madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled.

—George Santayana, 1920