Saturday, December 09, 2006

Also sprach Billy Zarathustra

"At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time."

This and the one below are courtesy of The Nietzsche Family Circus. The site says the quotes and the images are randomly selected, but it is amazing to me how uncannily appropriate the match of text and image is. See below, for example:

"In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad."

And . . .

"The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything."

Great fun for a little while.

(Hat-tip: Clusterflock)

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1 comment:

R. Sherman said...

In the context of Nietzsche and kids, I recall his short poem Ecce Homo:

Ja, ich weiss woher ich stamme,
Ungesaettigt gleich der Flamme, gluehe und verzehr ich mich.
Licht wird alles was ich fasse.
Kohle alles was ich lasse.
Flammen bin ich sicherlich.

Ecce Homo

Yes, I know from where I came!
Ever hungry like a flame,
I consume myself and glow.
All I grasp becomes light.
Ashes everything I leave.
Surely, I am fire.

Describes my kids' bedrooms to a "T."