Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Retroactive Indicative

In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumerable solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge.

That was the most arrogant and mendacious minute of world history.

Yet only a minute.

After nature had drawn a few breaths, the star grew cold, and the clever animals had to die.

Friedrich Nietzsche
"On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense", 1873, posthumously

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