Gene Wolfe Quote

Certain mystes aver that the real world has been constructed by the human mind, since our ways are governed by the artificial categories into which we place essentially undifferentiated things, things weaker than our words for them. [...] We believe we invent symbols. The truth is that they invent us; we are their creatures, shaped by their hard, defining edges.


Shadow & Claw: The First Half of 'The Book of the New Sun' (ed. Macmillan, 1994) - ISBN: 9781429966276

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Certain mystes aver that the real world has been constructed by the human mind, since our ways are governed by the artificial categories into which...

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Certain mystes aver that the real world has been constructed by the human mind, since our ways are governed by the artificial categories into which...

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Certain mystes aver that the real world has been constructed by the human mind, since our ways are governed by the artificial categories into which...

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Certain mystes aver that the real world has been constructed by the human mind, since our ways are governed by the artificial categories into which...