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Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them.
Beyond Good and Evil
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Good prose is written only face to face with poetry.
The Gay Science (1882). Sec. 92
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And who among us poets has not adulterated his wine? Many a poisonous hodgepodge has been contrived in our cellars; much that is indescribable was accomplished there.
Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1885). Part II, Chapter 39, On Poets
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Alas, there are so many things between heaven and earth of which only the poets have dreamed. And especially above the heavens: for all gods are poets' parables, poets' prevarications. Verily, it always lifts us higher - specifically, to the realm of the clouds: upon these we place our motley bastards and call them gods and overmen. For they are just light enough for these chairs - all these gods and overmen. Ah, how weary I am of all the imperfection which must at all costs become event! Ah, how weary I am of poets!
Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1885). Part II, Chapter 39, On Poets
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We want to be poets of our life - first of all in the smallest most everyday matters.
The Gay Science (1882). Sec. 299
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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.
The Will to Power (1888). Sec. 801
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Friedrich Nietzsche Quote of the Day

Tuesday, 28 February 2017
What are man's truths ultimately? Merely his irrefutable errors.The Gay Science, s.265