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[center]Book 4 of Die Froliche Wissenschaft

[quote]You who with your lances burning

Melt the ice sheets of my soul,

Speed it toward the ocean yearning

For its highest hope and goal:

Ever healthier it rises,

Free in fate most amorous: –

Thus your miracle it prizes

Fairest Januarius!

Genoa in January 1882

For the new year. – I'm still alive; I still think: I must still be alive because I still have to think. Sum, ergo cogito: cogito, ergo sum. Today everyone allows himself to express his dearest wish and thoughts: so I, too, want to say what I wish from myself today and what thought first crossed my heart – what thought shall be the reason, warrant, and sweetness of the rest of my life! I want to learn more and more how to see what is necessary in things as what is beautiful in them – thus I will be one of those who make things beautiful. Amor fatr: let that be my love from now on! I do not want to wage war against ugliness. I do not want to accuse; I do not even want to accuse the accusers. Let looking away be my only negation! And, all in all and on the whole: some day I want only to be a Yes-sayer!
helenS · 31-35, F
"I live in my own place
have never copied nobody even half,
and at any master who lacks the grace
to laugh at himself — I laugh."

Inscription over the door of his house.
xSharp · 31-35, M
im pretty sure he thought himself into insanity

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