Verisimilitude, the likeliness of being true

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Or as Stephen Colbert says, “truthiness.”

“The greatest effort goes into the realization not of dreams, but of illusions. God makes our dreams come true. Skillful advertising men bring us our illusions, then make them seem true.” – Daniel Boorstin, The Image

“We risk being the first people in history to have been able to make their illusions so vivid, so persuasive, so “realistic” that we can live in them. We are the most illusioned people on earth. Yet we dare not become disillusioned, because our illusions are the very house in which we live; they are our news, our heroes, our adventure, our forms of art, our very experience.” – Daniel Boorstin, The Image