Nietzsche QuotationsYou searched for: wagner
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In Germany there is much complaining about my "eccentricities." But since it is not known where my centre is, it won't be easy to find out where or when I have thus far been "eccentric." That I was a philologist, for example, meant that I was outside my center (which fortunately does not mean that I was a poor philologist). Likewise, I now regard my having been a Wagnerian as eccentric. It was a highly dangerous experiment; now that I know it did not ruin me, I also know what significance it had for me - it was the most severe test of my character.
Letter to Carl Fuchs (14 December 1887)
All things considered, I could never have survived my youth without Wagnerian music. For I seemed condemned to the society of Germans. If a man wishes to rid himself of a feeling of unbearable oppression, he may have to take to hashish. Well, I had to take to Wagner...
Ecce Homo (1888). Why I am So Clever, 6
Friedrich Nietzsche Quote of the DayMonday, 26 October 2020
The only happiness lies in reason; all the rest of the world is dismal. The highest reason, however, I see in the work of the artist ... Happiness lies in the swiftness of feeling and thinking: all the rest of the world is slow, gradual, and stupid.Notes (1875)