What sort of freak then is man! How novel, how monstrous, how chaotic, how paradoxical, how prodigious! Judge of all things, feeble earthworm, repository of truth, sink of doubt and error, glory and refuse of the universe!
Who will unravel such a tangle? This is certainly beyond dogmatism and scepticism, beyond all human philosophy. Man transcends man. Let us then concede to the sceptics what they have so often proclaimed, that truth lies beyond our scope and in an unabtainable quarry, that it is no earthly denizen,but at home in heaven, lying in the lap of God. […]
You cannot be a sceptic […] without stifling nature, you cannot be a dogmatist without turning your back to reason […].
Know then, proud man, what a paradox you are to yourself. Be humble, impotent reason! Be silent, feeble nature! Learn that man infinitely transcends man, hear from your master your true condition, which is unknown to you.
Listen to God.
from Wittgenstein (directed by Derek Jarman)