Thursday, 2 September 2010


I currently feel slightly incapable of writing a proper new blog entry, because all that's on my mind at the moment is BRMC and I already did a post on them. But at the same time I know that when someone doesn't post on their blog regularely enough it loses momentum and readers. I don't doubt that I'll have some inspiration soon, but in the meantime I will leave you with this:

“Honesty would lead to nausea and suicide. But now our honesty has a counterforce that helps us avoid such consequences: art, as the good will to appearance. […] As an aethetic phenomenon existence is still bearable to us, and art furnishes us with the eye and hand and above all the good conscience to be able to make such a phenomenon of ourselves. At times we need to have a rest from ourselves by looking at and down ourselves and, from an artistic distance, laughing at ourselves or crying at ourselves; we have to discover the hero no less than the fool in our passion for knowledge; we must now and then be pleased about our folly in order to be able to stay pleased about our wisdom! And precisely because we are at bottom grave and serious human beings and more weights than human beings, nothing does us as much good as the fool’s cap: we need it against ourselves - we need all exuberant, floating, dancing, mocking, childish and blissful art lest we lose that freedom over things that our ideal demands of us.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science

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