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" An inner process stands in need of outward criteria. "
" Logic must look after itself. In a certain sense, we cannot make mistakes in logic. "
" A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes. "
" Humor is not a mood but a way of looking at the world. So if it is correct to say that humor was stamped out in Nazi Germany, that does not mean that people were not in good spirits, or anything of that sort, but something much deeper and more important. "
" Our greatest stupidities may be very wise. "
" The human body is the best picture of the human soul. "
" The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood. "
" Logic is not a body of doctrine, but a mirror-image of the world. Logic is transcendental. "
" A nothing will serve just as well as a something about which nothing could be said. "
" You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks. "
" Not every religion has to have St. Augustine's attitude to sex. Why even in our culture marriages are celebrated in a church, everyone present knows what is going to happen that night, but that doesn't prevent it being a religious ceremony. "
" Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself. "
" If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done. "
" Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language. "
" One of the most misleading representational techniques in our language is the use of the word 'I.' "
" Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination. "
" It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed 'Wisdom.' And then I know exactly what is going to follow: 'Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.' "
" The real discovery is the one which enables me to stop doing philosophy when I want to. The one that gives philosophy peace, so that it is no longer tormented by questions which bring itself into question. "
" A man's thinking goes on within his consciousness in a seclusion in comparison with which any physical seclusion is an exhibition to public view. "
" For a truly religious man nothing is tragic. "
" If a lion could talk, we could not understand him. "
" Man has to awaken to wonder - and so perhaps do peoples. Science is a way of sending him to sleep again. "
" When one is frightened of the truth then it is never the whole truth that one has an inkling of. "
" A philosophical problem has the form: I don't know my way about. "
" What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle. "
" Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness. "
" A picture is a fact. "
" One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is. "
" Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep. "
" Propositions show what they say: tautologies and contradictions show that they say nothing. "
" I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment. "