Day 1936, Geist.

The door

is concealed

and surrounded

by brightness

~

you have to close your eyes

and walk closer

in its direction

 

11. The Pessimist of the Intellect.—He whose intellect is really free will think freely about the intellect itself, and will not shut his eyes to certain terrible aspects of its source and tendency. For this reason others will perhaps designate him the bitterest opponent of free thought and give him that dreadful, abusive name of “pessimist of the intellect”: accustomed as they are to typify a man not by his strong point, his pre-eminent virtue, but by the quality that is most foreign to his nature.

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Day 1930, Beyond good and evil.

Beyond good and evil, Part 8 people and fatherland, 249. Every nation has its own ” Tartuffery,” and calls that its virtue. —One does not know—cannot know, the best that is in one.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Day 1921, the world is.

Like a dimmed lighthouse

I’ll hide

~

till the world turns away

and sees it’s reflection

drifting

nearby

 

The gay science, 346 Our question mark. – But you do not understand this? lndeed, people will have trouble understanding us. We are searching for words, perhaps also for ears. Who are we anyway? lf we simply called ourselves godless (to use an old expression), or unbelievers, or even immoralists, we would not think that these words came near to describing us: we are all three of them, at too advanced a stage for anyone to comprehend – for you to comprehend, my curious gentlemen -how it feels. No! No longer with the bitterness and passion of the one who has Continue reading “Day 1921, the world is.”

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