“Something that one really needed to know in the worst way – before one began” (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Thanks Kelly Madole and Elizabeth Gish for pointing that out to me. Every once in a while, I have the irresistible urge to post something funny or at least silly. Being German, loving philosophy and admiring Nietzsche – with qualifications, of course – makes it easy to post one of his many great quotes.

When one has finished building one’s house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned something that one really needed to know in the worst way – before one began.

Nietzsche learning


Nietzsche Family Circus


Randomized pairings of Family Circus cartoons and Friedrich Nietzsche quotes. Refresh for a new comic and share your favorites.

literary jukebox

For less random and more thematic daily pairings of quotes with songs, see Maria Popova’s beautiful literary jukebox.

Today’s match

Let everything happen to you:

beauty and terror.

Just keep going. No feeling is final.

(The Book of Hours, Rainer Maria Rilke, 1905)

& ‘One More Time With Feeling’ by Regina Spektor

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