"Between nature and ourselves, nay, between ourselves and our own consciousness a veil is interposed: a veil that is dense and opaque for the common herd,--thin, almost transparent, for the artist and the poet. What fairy wove that veil?"
— Bergson, Henri-Louis (1859-1941)
(III, pp. 150-2)
Text from Henri Bergson, Laughter: an Essay on the Meaning of the Comic, trans. Cloudesley Brereton and Fred Rothwell (New York: Macmillan, 1911). <Link to Google Books>