I have said
that whenever we describe ethical
or religious experiences we seem to
use language only to make up similes.
N But a simile must be the simile
for something & if I can express a
fact by means of a simile I must
also be able to drop the simile and
to explain the facts without it. Now
what happens to us in this case is
that as soon as we try to drop the
simile & try to state simply the facts
that stand behind them We find
that there are no such facts. And so
what at first appeard to be similes
now seems to be mere nonsense.