Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?
Arthur: If I asked you where the hell we were, would I regret it? Ford: We're safe. Arthur: Oh good. Ford: We're in a small galley cabin in one of the spaceships of the Vogon Constructor Fleet. Arthur: Ah, this is obviously some strange use of the word safe that I wasn't previously aware of.
We can know, not what a thing is, but what its name is.
That statues are motionless would be true only if the earth were the universe.
We must think things not words, or at least we must constantly translate our words into the facts for which they stand, if we are to keep to the real and the true.
Completely different impressions of someone can each be created by a selection of facts, or even a single fact, from the very same collection of facts about them.
A statement can be truthful when it is said or written, but untruthful when it is heard or read.
Receiver: Speech discriminates between listening ears even if sound does not.