|3. The logical picture of the facts is the thought.|
|Exhausted with study, void of creativity, fearing for his soul and believing he will die, Wittgenstein declares an unexpected scheme. Pinsent: "To wit: that he should exile himself and live for some years right away from everybody he knows - say in Norway. That he should live entirely alone and by himself - a hermits life - and do nothing but work on Logic."
Russell urges him first to write out his ideas on logic, but Wittgenstein cannot commit imperfect ideas to paper. Instead, he explains them to Russell asking questions, as a secretary shorthands it all. LW: "Distrust of grammar is the first prerequisite for philosophizing."
October 1913: Birmingham to Bergen, then Skjolden just to the north. Ludwig lodges with the local postmaster, takes long solitary walks in the austere autumn light, and coaxes the philosopher G.E. Moore to visit him. Moore arrives, dutifully records Ludwig's outpourings on philosophy, leaves exhausted.
Ludwig: "Deep inside me there's a perpetual seething, like the bottom of a geyser, and I keep hoping that things will come to an eruption once and for all, so that I can turn into a different person."