Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.

Do we hear nothing as yet of the noise of the gravediggers who are burying God? Do we smell nothing as yet of the divine decomposition? Gods, too, decompose. God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him.

No small art is it to sleep: it is necessary for that purpose to keep awake all day.

One must have all the virtues to sleep well. Shall I bear false witness? Shall I commit adultery? Shall I covet my neighbor’s maid? All that would go ill with good sleep.

I awoke you from your sleep because I saw that you were having a nightmare. And now you are cross and say to me: “What are we supposed to do now? Everything is still night!” You ingrates! You should go to sleep again and dream better.

Great intellects are skeptical.

Talking much about oneself may be a way of hiding oneself.

It is all over with priests and gods when man becomes scientific. Moral: science is the forbidden as such – it alone is forbidden. Science is the first sin, seed of all sin, the original sin. This alone is morality. ‘Thou shalt not know’ – the rest follows.

It was the sick and dying who despised the body and the earth and invented the things of heaven and the redeeming drops of blood: but even these sweet and dismal poisons they took from the body and the earth!

Is Wagner actually a man? Is he not rather a disease? Everything he touches falls ill; he has made music sick.