2 10 2009

On superficiality

2 10 2009


If you can’t be in the age you love, love the one you’re in

One of my favorite Nietzsche aphorisms is one I have cited many times before in my essays, and it is the following:

Oh, those Greeks! They knew about living: for this, it is necessary to stop courageously at the surface, at the drapery, at the skin, to worship appearances, to believe in forms, sounds, and words, and the entire Olympus of appearances! Those Greeks were superficial- out of profundity!
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