08 March 2010

But to me, on the contrary, there seems to be nothing more worth taking seriously, among the rewards for it being that some day one will perhaps be allowed to take them cheerfully. For cheerfulness--or in my own language gay science--is a reward: the reward of a long, brave, industrious, and subterranean seriousness, of which, to be sure, not everyone is capable. But on the day we can say with all our hearts, "Onwards! Our old morality too is part of the comedy!" we shall have discovered a new complication and possibility...
friedrich nietzsche, on the geneaolgy of morals, preface §7

2 comments:

les jeune fille à les oiseaux said...

friedrich nietzche is someone i could talk about for hours.

wrenna said...

i think he'd like that alot.