'In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles . Everything that was directly lived has moved away into representation.'

Guy Debord Society of the Spectacle 



'But certainly, for the present age, which prefers the sign to the thing signified, the copy to the original, fancy to reality, the appearance to the essence . . . illusion only is sacred, truth profane.'

Feuerbach