10.7.08

whoever reaches the ideal...

– from “Epigrams and Interludes,” Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche

65

      The attraction of knowledge would be small if one did not have to overcome so much shame on the way.

69

      One has watched life badly if one has not also seen the hand that considerately— kills.

92

      Who has not, for the sake of his good reputation—sacrificed himself once?—

99

      The voice of disappointment: ‘I listened for an echo and heard nothing but praise—’

106

      In music the passions enjoy themselves.

132

      One is best punished for one’s virtues.

146

      Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.

161

      Poets treat their experiences shamelessly: they exploit them.

175

      In the end one loves one’s desire and not what is desired.

                  (Trans. Walter Kaufmann)

4 comments:

Rachel Mallino said...

I love that crazy guy. Thanks for posting these, Sam, I thoroughly enjoyed.

anhaga said...

Yes, N. -- our source, one and all...

sam of the ten thousand things said...

Thanks, Rachel & James, for the read.

Zuma's colored balls said...

146 reminds me of that line by Joaquin Phoenix in 8 mm "when you dance with the devil, the devil don't change: the devil changes you"