When you try rescuing someone and discover they can’t be reached, why would you ever throw that back in their face?
What is most opposed to the discovery of truth is not the false appearance that proceeds from things and leads to error, or even directly a weakness of the intellect. On the contrary, it is the preconceived opinion, the prejudice, which, as a spurious a priori, is opposed to truth.
We are all humiliated by the sudden discovery of a fact which has existed very comfortably and perhaps been staring at us in private while we have been making up our world entirely without it.
The real discovery is the one that makes me capable of stopping doing philosophy when I want to. — The one that gives philosophy peace, so that it is no longer tormented by questions which bring itself in question.[Die eigentliche Entdeckung ist die, die mich fähig macht, das Philosophieren abzubrechen, wann ich will. — Die die Philosophie zur
Ruhe bringt, sodaß sie nicht mehr von Fragen gepeitscht wird, die sie selbst in Frage stellen.]
Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.
It’s life that matters, nothing but life – the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all.[Дело в жизни, в одной жизни, – в открывании ее, беспрерывном и вечном, а совсем не в открытии!]