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The conditions under which I am understood, and then of necessity—I know them only too well. One must be honest in matters of the spirit to the point of hardness before one can even endure my seriousness and my passion. One must be skilled in living on mountains—seeing the wretched ephemeral babble of politics and national self-seeking beneath oneself. One must have become indifferent; one must never ask if the truth is useful or if it may prove our undoing. The predilection of strength for questions for which no one today has the courage; the courage for the forbidden…a new conscience for truths that have so far remained mute…Reverence for oneself; love of oneself; unconditional freedom before oneself…

Nietzsche, The Antichrist

I know my fate. One day my name will be associated with the memory of something tremendous—a crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience, a decision that was conjured up against everything that had been believed, demanded, hallowed so far. I am no man, I am dynamite.—

Nietzsche, Ecce Homo

“To live alone one must be a beast or a god, says Aristotle. Leaving out the third case: one must be both—a philosopher.”
Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

“This task of philosophy, brought now into today’s world, is, however to rethink capitalism, that is rearticulate Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud.”

– Stiegler, Magic Skin

“Annoyance is a physical illness that is by no means ended simply by eliminating the cause of the annoyance.”

– Nietzsche, Man Alone With Himself

“Whoever thinks more deeply knows that he is always wrong, whatever his acts and judgments.”

– Nietzsche, Man Alone With Himself

“He who sees little, always sees less; he who hears poorly, always hears something more.”

– Nietzsche, Man Alone With Himself

Danger of our culture. We belong to a time in which culture is in danger of being destroyed by the means of culture.”

– Nietzsche, Man Alone With Himself

“He who strays from tradition becomes a sacrifice to the extraordinary; he who remains in tradition is its slave. Destruction follows in any case.”

– Nietzsche, Man Alone With Himself

“There is no pre-established harmony between the furthering of truth and the good of mankind.”

– Nietzsche, Man Alone With Himself

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