Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

Could truth perhaps be a woman who has reasons for not permitting her reasons to be seen? Could her name perhaps be—to speak Greek—Baubo?... Oh, those Greeks! They understood how to live: to do that it is necessary to stop bravely at the surface, the fold, the skin, to adore the appearance, to believe in forms, in tones, in words, in the whole Olympus of appearance! Those Greeks were superficial—out of profundity!
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 352, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); repr. In Nietzsche Contra Wagner, "Epilogue," section 2, vol. 6, p. 439. The Gay Science, second edition, "Preface," section 4 (1887).
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