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Ordinary language is all right.

One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.

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31 Dec '16 08:13:13 PM

'The lonely individual must then seek to regain trust in humanity from "a place of utter silence" and an acute awareness of how easily the fiction can break down.'

27 Dec '16 05:30:05 AM

'I have no plan B. I've set this up so that my entire life is based on this, and if this fails, I have nothing else. No career options. No life options.'

25 Dec '16 07:49:17 PM


24 Dec '16 09:19:33 AM

Now it's just sitting around getting in the way.

12 Dec '16 06:31:11 AM

'… this specific folk song, performed by a surrogate, a peer…'

11 Dec '16 09:18:04 PM

'… as if they're no longer dubious about what they do, or what they can do.'

11 Dec '16 08:36:39 PM

'Every relationship is a long-distance relationship.'

7 Dec '16 02:25:33 AM

Oh, right. That's winter.

28 Nov '16 08:48:49 PM

Two directives, to be grouped with descriptions of language-games:

'Denke dir Einen, der sagte: »Ich weiß doch, wie hoch ich bin!« und dabei die Hand als Zeichen auf seinen Scheitel legt!'

'Schau einen Stein an und denk dir, er hat Empfindungen!'

(The stone itself a player, who is no help to you.)