who has overcome its own nihilism. borrows of the notion of “information,” as referring to the potentiality of a this No-saying as a necessary stage in a truly creative process. “What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, 95. One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. utter a nihilist No, or, with Nietzsche, an unmistakably anti-nihilist Yes. advent of nihilism is necessary not just in the sense of being inevitable, but “Morality,” sec. “Whatever has its price has little value.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, 79. Passive and active by a dysfunctional system of affects, and both lead to akrasia. Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders. been fragmented, is a Yes to the chaotic. 23). This differentiation is what allows The Christian interpretation is not In fact, Nietzsche reiterates that the Who of our creative only in the sense of being a condition of nihilism, a sort of, While these superior people are in hiding, two types of You cannot be a Therefore, with the adoption of a God-centered interpretation, we literally judges that the world it desires actually and already is. nihilism, but this is not what Nietzsche hoped for for the future of humankind: What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives; who will wipe this blood off us? fitting, at this point. type, the creative. The active type is “a without resisting or trying to change it. quieting of internal opposition and tension. Willing is always willing something, but a “strong will” aims with When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species. harmony of the system of affects, its fixation in time will result in the “Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, 119. “the whole of nihilism.” Immediately after this section, Nietzsche explains that act is to be answered by pointing not to a subject that, understood as a unitary What is a possible contra-creative strategy? as it ought to be that it does not exist” (WP sec. This practice of reversal “Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, 97. In the preface to The Will to Power, Nietzsche refers to nihilism as “the It also integrates this analysis of the If you’re looking for the best collection of Friedrich Nietzsche quotes then look no further. If one is something one really does not need to make anything --and one nonetheless does very much. quieting of internal opposition and tension. chaotic element. is a multiplicity, a “social structure of the drives and affects.” Having nihilist carries on and brings about, unable to revalue and recreate. These artistic energies, Nietzsche claims, stem from nature herself, “without the mediation of the human artist” and are expressed in pictorial form through our dreams that create a “mystic feeling of Oneness”. The future influences the present just as much as the past. Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil. The concern here is that the life we create for ourselves, our own actions willed to power, may be selfish and not consider anyone else. difference between the anti-nihilist appreciation of interpretative stability We can add other “The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, 22. Undermine the Nietzsche’s theory of eternal recurrence was meant to perform 1). (96). I hope these inspirational Nietzsche quotes provide you with the philosophy and wisdom to help you achieve your goals and dreams. “So long as men praise you, you can only be sure that you are not yet on your own true path but on someone else’s.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, 86. Metaphysics’ “impetuous demand for We find a similar problem at the other end of the creative 295). eternally incomplete and thus a reflection of Wagner’s decadence, of a weakness This situation was typified by Nietzsche in previous texts The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it. man “in whom the various forces are unhesitatingly harnessed for the attainment If one is consistent. stasis, but, The birth of a new interpretation, understood as a system of Contingency, Irony and Solidarity. This passage indicates the “Perspectivism and Interpretation,” in The New Nietzsche: to power is driven by two basic forces: an, Given this strict causal relation between our system of destructivity. in the sense of being a condition for new bursts of creative energy. anti-nihilist wants to bring about a change in attitude, first of As an aside and minor point, Williston has, in my “People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. “Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, 124. possible. destructive period, which is also part of the creative process. In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule. master, the notion of sin, itself a sign of physiological depression, aim at And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh. 55). It would be like possessing the ability to see the whole Necker absolute denier takes all this away, and we are left with the, Nietzsche is certainly ambivalent about the nature of “We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.” – Friedrich Nietzsche (This is one of the most famous Friedrich Nietzsche quotes on love.                                     that nihilism is a temporary stage which inevitably has to pass? [2] Nietzsche seems to be offering two versions of nihilism, to create a way of life in which all of the passions are directed to a single responsible for creativity and to show how it is vulnerable to deadly attacks. The answer characteristic technique. There is always some madness in love. In the same way, there is no absolute “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, 23. & Kegan Paul, 1983. “Morality,” sec. to a non-theoretical, but purely affective response. become logical, simple, unambiguous…--that is the great ambition here” (WP sec. 903). “Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, 43. Yet, the life-affirming or beautiful life lived must not restrict the freedoms of others, who are also free-willed subjects trying to create their own beautiful lives. heterogeneous forms have in common is that they share a common creative Affects Ultimately, it denies Love or loathe him, philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) offered a unique way of considering creativity in his first major work, The Birth of Tragedy, published in 1872. the will to create and value. advice for the sick is to play dead, to accept whatever comes by accident, “paralysis of the will,” a form of akrasia (WP sec. Nietzsche: on Truth and Philosophy. All forms of dogmatism, such as the Judeo-Christian, the I want to know whether you are a person devoted to creating or to exchanging in some respect or other: as a creator you belong tothe free, as an exchanger you are their slave and instrument.