Zhuangzi on the limits of language

A trap is for a fish; when you’ve got the fish, you can
forget the trap. A snare is for rabbits: when you’ve got the
rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words are for meaning;
when you’ve got the meaning, you can forget the words.
Where can I find someone who’s forgotten words so I can
have a word with him?

Zhuangzi, Chinese philosopher from 4th Century BC

Taken from How the World Thinks.

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