The overman…Who has organized the chaos of his passions, given style to his character, and become creative. Aware of life’s terrors, he affirms life without resentment.
Odobravanje. Mislilac ne potrebuje odobravanje i pljesak, uz pretpostavku da je siguran u svoj vlastiti pljesak.
I attack only things that are triumphant – if necessary, I wait until they become triumphant.
Remain true to the earth, my brethren, with the power of your virtue! Let your bestowing love and your knowledge be devoted to be the meaning of the earth! . . . Let it not fly away from the earthly and beat against eternal walls with its wings. . . . Lead, like me, the flown-away virtue back to the earth-yes, back to body and life: that it may give to the earth its meaning, a human meaning!
We possess art lest we perish of the truth.
To be sure, it takes a stronger gaze and a better will to further that which is evolving and imperfect, rather than to penetrate its imperfection and reject it.
One not only wants to be understood when one writes, but also quite as certainly not to be understood. It is by no means an objection to a book when someone finds it unintelligible: perhaps this might just have been the intention of its author, perhaps he did not want to be understood by “anyone
The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer.
Cynicism is the only form in which base souls approach honesty.
Meanwhile, however, it is quite otherwise, meanwhile the comedy of existence has not yet ” become conscious ” of itself, meanwhile it is still the period of tragedy, the period of morals and religions.