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Do I do as false prophets do and puff air into simulacra? Am I a Sorcerer–like Macbeth’s witches–mixing truth and lies in incandescent shapes? Or am I a kind of very minor scribe of a prophetic Book–telling such truth as in me lies, with aid of such fiction as I acknowledge mine, as Prospero acknowledged Caliban.
What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and anthropomorphisms: in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, and embellished, and which, after long usage, seem to a people to be fixed, canonical, and binding. Truths are illusions which we have forgotten are illusions — they are metaphors that have become worn out and have been drained of sensuous force.