Friedrich Nietzsche: Dancing Star

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“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”

“You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?”

“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”

“To those human beings who are of any concern to me I wish suffering, desolation, sickness, ill-treatment, indignities—I wish that they should not remain unfamiliar with profound self-contempt, the torture of self-mistrust, the wretchedness of the vanquished: I have no pity for them, because I wish them the only thing that can prove today whether one is worth anything or not—that one endures.”

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”

All quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche

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2 responses to “Friedrich Nietzsche: Dancing Star

  1. Bianca

    Ah, Nietzche. Have you read Thus Spake Zarathustra? I will always be comforted by the following: “Did you ever say “Yes” to one joy? Oh my friends, then you also said “Yes” to all pain. All things are entwined, enmeshed, enamoured…”

    • Hi, thanks! I haven’t read the book, but I did stumble on that quote somewhere, possibly a few times. It’s definitely familiar. It’s a good one. :) It’s always nice to revisit great quotes. I can never get enough of ’em. Kind of like love or joy, I guess.

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