Empty Days

Wednesday, June 23, 2004



Ah, that Nietzsche...
26. We no longer have sufficiently high esteem for ourselves when we communicate. Our true experiences are not at all garrulous. They could not communicate themselves even if they tried: they lack the right words. We have already gone beyond whatever we have words for. In all talk there is a grain of contempt. Language, it seems, was invented only for what is average, medium, communicable. By speaking the speaker immediately vulgarizes himself. -- Out of a morality for deaf-mutes and other philosophers.
And of course it was those darn Greeks who had all that high esteem - as is learned from reading much Greek literature in the original. A bit suspect, I say, but ideally speaking Fritz is right - idyllically.





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