Wisdom from the Town of Cats and Beyond

If you were to summarize your Weltanschauung in a collection of quotes or aphorisms—say, less than ten—which would you choose? Here is an approximation of how I feel about the world:

  1. Murakami: “If you can’t understand it without an explanation, you can’t understand it with an explanation.”
  2. Wittgenstein: “The way to solve the problem you see in life is to live in a way that will make what is problematic disappear.”
  3. Gaiman: “Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.”
  4. Nietzsche: “Perhaps nobody yet has been truthful enough about what ‘truthfulness’ is.”
  5. Unamuno: “There is no tyranny in the world more hateful than that of ideas. Ideas bring ideophobia, and the consequence is that people begin to persecute their neighbors in the name of ideas. I loathe and detest all labels, and the only label that I could now tolerate would be that of ideoclast or idea-breaker.”
  6. Box: “All models are wrong; some models are useful.”
  7. Heraclitus: “A road up and down is one and the same.”

And do not all of these point toward a similar meaning, namely That At Which Nothing (& Everything) May Be Pointed?