Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Friedrich Nietzsche

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."
“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”   

“The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.”   

“No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone.” 

“Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood.”

“The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.”

“There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.”

“Be careful, lest in casting out your demon you exorcise the best thing in you.”  

“A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.” 

“I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.”

“In truth, there was only one christian and he died on the cross.”

“That which is done out of love is always beyond good and evil.” 

“All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.”  

“And once you are awake, you shall remain awake eternally. ”   

“you must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?”   

“Live dangerously.” 

“Love is blind. Friendship closes its eyes.”
"Love, too, has to be learned.”

“The end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable.”   

“A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.”   

“Amor Fati – “Love Your Fate”, which is in fact your life.” 

“At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.” 

“There is an innocence in admiration: it occurs in one who has not yet realized that they might one day be admired.”   
“Stupidity in a woman is unfeminine.”

“Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.”

“They muddy the water, to make it seem deep.”

“Is it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured?”

“Become who you are!”

“Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself. ”

“the voice of beauty speaks softly; it creeps only into the most fully awakened souls”

“There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.”

“One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil.”  

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