Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Utmost Mark of Vulgarity

"One is least akin to one's parents: it would be the utmost mark of vulgarity to be related to one's parents. Higher natures have their origins infinitely farther back, from them a great deal had to be accumulated, saved, and hoarded over long periods of time. The great individuals are the oldest: I do not understand it, but Julius Caesar could be my father-or Alexander, this Dionysus incarnate ... At the very moment I am writing this, the mail brings me a Dionysus-head ..." -F. Nietzche