One of the extraordinary things about human events is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable.
— Salman Rushdie

A lot of the things that until now seemed unthinkable are starting to be thinkable.
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A God is thinkable, therefore a God is also actually present.
— Moses Mendelssohn

In order to be able to set a limit to thought, we should have to find both sides of the limit thinkable (i.e. we should have to be able to think what cannot be thought).
— Ludwig Wittgenstein

War has been the most convenient pseudo-solution for the problems of twentieth-century capitalism. It provides the incentives to modernization and technological revolution which the market and the pursuit of profit do only fitfully and by accident, it makes the unthinkable (such as votes for women and the abolition of unemployment) not merely thinkable but practicable. What is equally important, it can re-create communities of men and give a temporary sense to their lives by uniting them against foreigners and outsiders. This is an achievement beyond the power of the private enterprise economy when left to itself.
— E. J. Hobsbawm