Truth as any dictionary will tell you

Truth, as any dictionary will tell you, is a property of certain of our ideas.  It means their "agreement," as falsity means their disagreement, with "reality."  ~William James

The human understanding is like a false

The human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it.  ~Francis Bacon

No man will be found in whose

No man will be found in whose mind airy notions do not sometimes tyrannize, and force him to hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability.  ~Samuel Johnson

One bright day in the middle of

One bright day in the middle of night two dead boys rose to fight.  Back to back they faced each other, drew their swords and shot one another.  A deaf policeman heard the noise, and saved the lives of the two dead boys.  If you don’t believe this lie is true, ask the blind man, he saw it too.  ~Author Unknown

What is reality anyway its nothing but

What is reality anyway!  It’s nothing but a collective hunch.  ~Jane Wagner, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, 1985, performed by Lily Tomlin

I am a thread too slender to

I am a thread too slender
To suspend all this reality…
~Phillip Pulfrey, "Madness," Love, Abstraction and other Speculations, www.originals.netsee Nov2008 email