Advice to Bloggers from Ludwig Wittgenstein
I copped these from Scrivener, a blog I just discovered. He says they're both from Culture and Value, trans. Peter Winch. And look, Wittgenstein was so smart he was even on a postage stamp.
You cannot write anything about yourself that is more truthful than you yourself are. That is the difference between writing about yourself and writing about external objects. You write about yourself from your own height. You don't stand on stilts or on a ladder but on your bare feet.Wittgenstein was my college boyfriend's first love; I didn't mind sharing. Thanks for the memory!
No one can speak the truth; if he has still not mastered himself. He cannot speak it;--but not because he is not clever enough yet. The truth can be spoken only by someone who is already at home in it; not by someone who still lives in falsehood and reaches out from falsehood towards truth on just one occasion.
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