If a man wishes to become a hero, then the serpent must first become a dragon: otherwise he lacks his proper enemy.

-Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

The states in which we infuse a transfiguration and a fullness into things and poetize about them until they reflect back our fullness and joy in life...three elements principally: sexuality, intoxication and cruelty all belonging to the oldest festal joys.

Friedrich Nietzsche
The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions. Friedrich Nietzsch
Friedrich Nietzsche

Different types of dangerous lives-You have no idea what you are living through; you rush through life as if you were drunk and now and then fall down some staircase. But thanks to your drunkenness you never break a limb; your muscles are too relaxed and your brain too benighted for you to find the stones of these stairs as hard as we do.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Just as soon as we notice that someone has to force himself to pay attention when dealing and talking with us, we have a valid demonstration that he does not love us or that he does not love us anymore.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Smooth iceis paradisefor those who dance with expertise.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Why couldn't the world that concerns us- be a fiction? And if somebody asked, 'but to be a fiction there surely belongs an author?'- couldn't one answer simply: 'Why? Doesn't this "belongs" perhaps belong to the fiction, too?'
Friedrich Nietzsche

Do you believe then that the sciences would ever have arisen and become great if there had not before hand been magicians, alchemists, astrologers and wizards, who thirsted and hungered after abscondite and forbidden powers?

Friedrich Nietzsche
He who possesses greatness is cruel towards his secondary virtues and considerations.