Friday, August 04, 2006

NIETZSCHE: A QUOTATION FROM ON THE GENEALOGY OF MORALS

But someday, in a stronger age than this decaying, self-doubting present, he must yet come to us, the redeeming man of great love and contempt, the creative spirit whose comeplling strength will not let him rest in any aloofness or any beyond, whose isolation is misunderstood by the people as if it were flight from reality---while it is only this absorptio, immersion, penetration into reality, so that, when he one day emerges again into the light, he may bring home the redemption of this reality; its redemption from the curse that the hitherto reigning ideal has laid upon it. The man of the future, who will redeem us not only from the hitherto reigning ideal but also from that which was bound to grow out of it, the great nausea, the will to nothingness, nihilism; this bell-stroke of noon and of the great decision that liberates the will again and restores its goal to the earth and his hope to man; the Antichrist and Antinihilist; this Victor over God and nothingness---
He must come one day.

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