1. They call you heartless; but you have a heart and I love you for being ashamed to show it.
    — Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None by Friedrich Nietzsche (via zhyd)

  2. "The demand to be loved is the most arrogant of all human presumptions." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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  4. Another image also comes to mind: Nietzsche leaving his hotel in Turin. Seeing a horse and a coachman beating it with a whip, Nietzsche went up to the horse and, before the coachman’s very eyes, put his arms around the horse’s neck and burst into tears.

    That took place in 1889, when Nietzsche, too, had removed himself from the world of people. In other words, it was at the time when his mental illness had just erupted. But for that very reason I feel his gesture has broad implications: Nietzsche was trying to apologise to the horse for Descartes. His lunacy (that is, his final break with mankind) began at the very moment he burst into tears over the horse. And that is the Nietzsche I love, just as I love Tereza with the mortally ill dog resting his head in her lap. I see them one next to the other: both stepping down from the road along which mankind, ‘the master and proprietor of nature’, marches onward.

    — - Milan Kundera (The Unbearable Lightness of Being). (via denisselove)

  5. “there are no beautiful surfaces

                              without a

                                                               terrible depth

                                                                                                .” -Nietzche

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  6. What, then, is truth? A mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, and anthropomorphisms—in short, a sum of human relations which have been enhanced, transposed, and embellished poetically and rhetorically, and which after long use seem firm, canonical, and obligatory to a people: truths are illusions about which one has forgotten that this is what they are; metaphors which are worn out and without sensuous power; coins which have lost their pictures and now matter only as metal, no longer as coins.
    — Friedrich Nietzsche in ‘On Truth and Lie in an Extra-moral Sense’ (via ryanjblum)

  7. The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters
    — Nietzsche, Friedrich (via luisachocolate)

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  9. Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings — always darker, emptier and simpler.
    — Friedrich Nietzsche (via dishabillic)

  10. Be careful, lest in casting out your demon you exorcise the best thing in you.
    — Friedrich Nietzche (via skaiangates)


  12. The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
    — Friedrich Nietzsche (via clvcles)

  13. But the worst enemy you can meet will always be yourself; you lie in wait for yourself in caverns and forests. Lonely one, you are going the way to yourself! And your way goes past yourself, and past your seven devils! You will be a heretic to yourself and witch and soothsayer and fool and doubter and unholy one and villain. You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame: how could you become new, if you had not first become ashes?

  14. You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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  15. A true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything
    — Friedrich Nietzche (via mischiefandthunder)