EppsNet Archive: Thus Spoke Zarathustra

All Joy Wants Eternity

26 Jul 2015 /

O man, take care!
What does the deep midnight declare?
“I was asleep—
From a deep dream I woke and swear:—
The world is deep,
Deeper than day had been aware.
Deep is its woe—
Joy—deeper yet than agony:
Woe implores: Go!
But all joy wants eternity—
Wants deep, wants deep eternity.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

What is the Way?

29 Jul 2014 /

This is now my way: where is yours?’ Thus I answered those who asked me ‘the way’. For the way – does not exist!

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
 

Dying at the Right Time

28 May 2005 /

[James] Dean died before he could fail, before he lost his hair or his boyish figure, before he grew up.

 

One must discontinue being feasted upon when one tasteth best; that is known by those who want to be long loved.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
 

Many die too late, and some die too early. Yet strange soundeth the precept: ‘Die at the right time!’

— Ibid.