Justin Skolnick lives and works in Portland.

Nietzsche on language.

Originally posted to blockquote.org on in Chicago, Illinois

Our true experiences are not at all garrulous. They could not communicate themselves even if they tried. That is because they lack the right word. Whatever we have words for, that we have already got beyond. In all talk there is a grain of contempt. Language, it seems, was invented only for what is average, medium, communicable. With language the speaker immediately vulgarizes himself.

Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols