In general I am reluctant to say that the deep structure of any good literary work could be a philosophical one. I think this is not just a verbal point. The unconscious mind is not a philosopher. For better or worse art goes deeper than philosophy.
- Murdoch, “Literature and Philosophy,” 17, 19
If only you do not try to utter what is unutterable, then nothing gets lost. But the unutterable will be—unutterably—contained in what has been uttered.
- Wittgenstein, in a letter to Paul Engelmann, September 4, 1917
(I hesitate to put those quotations alongside each other. They can be taken to say similar things. But there is a lot of room for different ideas here that only sound similar--for agreement under the guise of disagreement, and (more often) for disagreement under the guise of agreement. There is a cloud of unclarity here for me.)