One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star

‘We have invented happiness,’ say the last men, and they blink.

And thus spoke Zarathustra to the people: “The time has come for man to set himself a goal. The time has come for man to plant the seed of his highest hope. His soil is still rich enough. But one day this soil will be poor and domesticated, and no tall tree will be able to grow in it. Alas, the time is coming when man will no longer shoot the arrow of his longing beyond man, and the string of his longing will have forgotten how to whir!

“I say unto you: one must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. I say unto you: you still have chaos in yourselves.

“Alas, the time is coming when man will no longer give birth to a star. Alas, the time of the most despicable man is coming, he that is no longer able to despise himself. Behold, I show you the last man.”

[Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra]

One thought on “One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star

  1. Where oh where have you been??
    FN is the most important philosopher in the last hundred years. See Yeats, Rilke, Jaspers, Wittgenstein, Thomas Mann, Heidegger, Marcuse, Cornman, Paul Weiss, Camus, Sartre, Bertolt Brecht., etc.
    No one knows how to deal with him or get past him….
    Man is bridge…

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