An extract from Assorted Opinions and Maxims
|Georg Friedrich Kersting, 'Man Reading at Lamplight' (1814)|
Dangerous books. - Somebody remarked: 'I can tell by my own reaction to it that this book is harmful.' But let him only wait and perhaps one day he will admit to himself that this same book has done him a great service by bringing out the hidden sickness of his heart and making it visible. - Altered opinions do not alter a man's character (or do so very little); but they do illuminate individual aspects of the constellation of his personality which with a different constellation of opinions had hitherto remained dark and unrecognisable.Also at A Piece of Monologue:
- Franz Kafka: 'A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us'
- Emrys Westacott on Friedrich Nietzsche
- Human, All Too Human
- Nietzsche and the Secret History of Philosophers
- Nietzsche on 'historical philosophizing'
- Human, All Too Human: BBC's Nietzsche Documentary
- Joyce Carol Oates on reading Nietzsche
- Friedrich Nietzsche: A Perspectivist Thinker