The present age prefers the sign to the thing signified, the copy to the original, fancy to reality, the appearance to the essence for in these days illusion only is sacred, truth profane.
Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach (July 28, 1804 September 13, 1872) was a German philosopher, the fourth son of the eminent jurist Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach. He was born in Landshut, Bavaria and died in Rechenberg (since 1899 a district of Nuremberg). Nietzsche is quoted to have said that Feuerbach means 'Fiery Brook'. Incidently, Feuerbach said the famous quote "you are what you eat".