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message 1: by Elizabeth (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:53AM) (new)

Elizabeth | 61 comments Mod
"As an artist, a man has no home in Europe save in Paris."
-Friedrich Nietzsche

message 2: by Enespaniol (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:54AM) (new)

Enespaniol "A writer should be seen him like a malefactor who only in the rarest cases deserves acquittal or pardon: it would be an average against the proliferation of books." (Nietzsche)

message 3: by Glenn (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:31PM) (new)

Glenn C. When you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back into you.

message 4: by Héctor (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:05PM) (new)

Héctor Not only is the reason of millennia, but also his insanity what is gaining ground on us. Dangerous is to be his heir.

Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

message 5: by Prash (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:07PM) (new)

Prash | 13 comments it is not the least part of the charm of a theory that it is refutable.in fact it is precisely for this reason that it attracts the more subtle minds.the continued persisitance of the hundred-times-refuted theory of the "free will" is due to this charm alone.
someone is always appearing who feels himself strong enough to refute it.

beyond good and evil.

message 6: by Prash (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:07PM) (new)

Prash | 13 comments insanity is something rare in individuals; but in groups,parties,nations and epochs it is the rule.

beyond good and evil.

message 7: by Prash (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:07PM) (new)

Prash | 13 comments The familiarity of superiors embitters one, because it may not be returned.

beyond good and evil.

message 8: by Prash (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:12PM) (new)

Prash | 13 comments The charm of knowledge would be small, were it not so much
shame has to be overcome on the way to it.

beyond good and evil.

message 9: by Prash (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:12PM) (new)

Prash | 13 comments Around the hero everything becomes a tragedy; around the
demigod everything becomes a satyr-play; and around God
everything becomes--what? perhaps a "world"?

beyond good and evil

message 10: by Héctor (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:16PM) (new)

Héctor The desert grows...

Nietzsche, Zarathustra

message 11: by Prash (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:17PM) (new)

Prash | 13 comments i have never pondered over questions that are not questions.

ecce homo (i think)

message 12: by Prash (new)

Prash | 13 comments under peaceful conditions the militant man attacks himself.

message 13: by Vince (new)

Vince | 29 comments Not every end is a goal. The end of a melody is not its goal; however, if the melody has not reached its end, it would also not have reached its goal. A parable.

message 14: by Héctor (last edited Dec 26, 2007 11:04PM) (new)

Héctor The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason, he loves the woman: the most dangerous of the plays.

Nietzsche, Zaratustra

message 15: by Prash (new)

Prash | 13 comments as the "people of the centre" in every
sense of the term, the Germans are more intangible, more ample,
more contradictory, more unknown, more incalculable, more
surprising, and even more terrifying than other peoples are to
themselves:--they escape DEFINITION, and are thereby alone the
despair of the French.

beyond good and evil

message 16: by Héctor (last edited Dec 28, 2007 10:41PM) (new)

Héctor Even under the influence of the narcotic draught, of which songs of all primitive men and peoples speak, or with the potent coming of spring that penetrates all nature with joy, these Dionysian emotions awake, and as they grow in intensity everything subjective vanishes into complete self-forgetfulness. In the German Middle Ages, too, singing and dancing crowds, ever increasing in number, whirled themselves from place to place under this same Dionysian impulse (...) There are some who, from obtuseness or lack of experience, turn away from such phenomena as from "folk-diseases", with contempt of pity born of consciousness of their own "healthy-mindedness." But of course such poor wretches have no idea how corpselike and ghostly their so-called "healthy-mindedness" looks when the glowing life of the Dionysian revelers roars past them.

Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy

message 17: by Vince (new)

Vince | 29 comments "God created woman. And boredom did indeed cease from that moment - but many other things ceased as well. Woman was God's second mistake."

-The Antichrist

message 18: by Vince (new)

Vince | 29 comments "Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders."

message 19: by Héctor (new)

Héctor The value of life could not be evaluated.

Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

message 20: by Prash (new)

Prash | 13 comments a nation is a detour of nature to arrive at five or six great men- yes, and then to get around them.

Hippo dari Hongkong Nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment.

message 22: by Héctor (new)

Héctor To this day, no other poet has given me the same artistic delight that a Horatian ode gave me from the first.

Nietzsche, What I Owe to the Ancients, 1889.

message 23: by Héctor (new)

Héctor The beauty is unattainable for a violent will.


message 24: by Héctor (new)

A higher culture must give man a double brain, two brain chambers, as it were, one to experience science, and one to experience nonscience.

Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human

message 25: by Héctor (last edited Jan 07, 2009 01:56PM) (new)


Every man or woman is a potential poet or artist. Everyone has the capacity to bring to their work the dignity, purposefulness, and presence of the artist. Like art, work holds up a mirror to life. The work reflects the creator, his strengths and flaws, his skill and resolve. An individual encounters human society, physical nature, and the particular medium, tools, or objects of his work, and shapes these in the image of his consciousness. The melding of creator and creation is the artistry of work.


message 26: by Jacques (new)

Jacques Bromberg (grebmorb) | 1 comments "...I would much rather have been a professor at Basel than God; but I dared not to carry my personal egoism so far as to neglect the creation of the world because of it."

(Letter from Turin, signaling Nietzsche's incipient dementia, written to Jacob Burckhardt, January 6, 1889).

message 27: by Héctor (new)

Héctor [image error]

Perhaps, he began to live (as Jesus) a divine life...

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