Monday, December 6, 2010

"You Can't Handle the Truth!"

"Something might be true while being harmful and dangerous in the highest degree. Indeed, it might be a basic characteristic of existence that those who would know it completely would perish, in which case the strength of a spirit should be measured according to how much of the 'truth' one could still barely endure---or to put it more clearly, to what degree one would require it to be thinned down, shrouded, sweetened, blunted, falsified."
- Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil Aphorism 39

1 comment:

  1. Good quote. It oddly seems to me to tie in to the subject of my latest Finnegan blog post on Shem the Penman and Shaun the Postman.