All theories that say, “This is how it must be, otherwise we could not philosophize” or “otherwise we surely could not live,” etc. etc., must of course disappear.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Private Notebooks, 1915-01-15

Every time we open our mouths we must be incredibly careful. We must be very clear as to the purpose of a thing before we bring it into the world. To speak something into existence that doesn’t have a clear purpose—which is to say, that we don’t know when we can throw it away—constitutes an attractive nuisance.

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