Quote for Thursday

George Santayana

We are imagination all compact. You know how energetically I reject the old maxim that sights and sounds exist in the material world, and somehow cause us to percieve them. Sights and sounds are products of the organism; they are forms of the imagination; and all the treasures of experience are nothing but spontaneous fictions provoked by the impact of material things.

George Santayana, 1936, The Last Purtian, Epilogue


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