20 September, 2005

words of wisdom

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is doubtless one of the most controversial philosphers in history. His works and ideas have been variously held responsible for inspiring nihilism, existentialism, post-modernism and even Nazism. Whatever you think of him, he sure is interesting. And he had a killer fuck-off moustache, to boot. It's not really possible to get any kind of overview of his thought, but here are a few miscellaneious quotes...


What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.

God is dead! God stays dead! And we killed him.

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!

Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?

In heaven all the interesting people are missing.

'Faith' means not wanting to know what is true.

Without music, life would be an error.

The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.

He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

Pardon me, my friends, I have ventured to paint my happiness on the wall.


It is said that on New York City subways, one can find graffiti reading: "NIETZSCHE IS DEAD." -God




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