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  1. Feb 2017
    1. It is this way with all of us concerning language: we believe that we know something about the things themselves when we speak of trees, colors, snow, and flow-ers; and yet we possess nothing but metaphors for things-metaphors which correspond in no l 13ur-l4...) way lo the original entities. 10

      Nietzsche here expresses a total separation between the sign (language) and its object ("trees, colors, snow and flowers"). There really is nothing, for example, about a tree that warrants the name "tree."