Wittgenstein’s Descent

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in Belief, Language, Nothing, Philosophy | Comments Off on Wittgenstein’s Descent

— Related to the School of No Media Quotes —

Ludwig Wittgenstein by Ben Richards

Ludwig Wittgenstein by Ben Richards

This aspect of Wittgenstein’s writings befits the School of No Media.

  • The limits of my language are the limits of my mind. All I know is what I have words for.
  • Language disguises the thought.
  • Someone who knows too much finds it hard not to lie.
  • We are asleep. Our Life is a dream. But we wake up sometimes, just enough to know that we are dreaming.
  • ‘You’d be surprised’ wouldn’t be a bad motto.
  • An entire mythology is stored within our language.
  • Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
  • One of the most misleading representational techniques in our language is the use of the word ‘I.’
  • At the core of all well-founded belief lies belief that is unfounded.
  • You can’t think decently if you’re not willing to hurt yourself.
  • A picture held us captive. And we could not get outside it, for it lay in our language and language seemed to repeat it to us inexorably.
  • What can be shown, cannot be said.
  • Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement.
  • Philosophy, as we use the word, is a fight against the fascination which forms of expression exert upon us.
  • In art it is hard to say anything as good as saying nothing.
  • The philosopher is not a citizen of any community of ideas, that is what makes him a philosopher.
  • When you are philosophizing you have to descend into primeval chaos and feel at home there.
  • Sometimes, in doing philosophy, one just wants to utter an inarticulate sound.
  • How hard I find it to see what is right in front of my eyes!
  • The human gaze has a power of conferring value on things; but it makes them cost more too.
  • Is my understanding only blindness to my own lack of understanding? It often seems so to me.
  • Only describe, don’t explain.
  • When we can’t think for ourselves, we can always quote.


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