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.