If this were so, all men would be no different than the mere figments of imagination of authors creating characters in novels. But living men are different. If they were just as illusory as those creations there would be something wrong with philosophy, with mind, and, let it be said, with God. It is needful to penetrate reflectively more deeply to bring light upon this point.
-- Notebooks Category 26: World-Idea > Chapter 4: True Idea of Man > # 120