[Capocchio to Dante]: "…see that I’m the shade of that Capocchio
whose alchemy could counterfeit fine metals
And you, if I correctly take your measure,
recall how apt I was at aping nature." (Inf. XXIX, 136-139)
"If I spoke false, you falsified the coin,"
said Sinon: "I am here for just one crime –
but you’ve committed more than any demon." (Inf. XXX, 115-117)
I’d only turned my head there briefly when
I seemed to make out many high towers; then
I asked him: "Master, tell me, what’s this city?"
And he to me: "It is because you try
to penetrate from far into these shadows
that you have formed such faulty images.
When you have reached that place, you shall see clearly
how much the distance has deceived your sense;
and, therefore, let this spur you on your way." (Inf. XXXI, 19-27)