Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

Good writers have two things in common: they would rather be understood than admired, and they do not write for hairsplitting and hypercritical readers.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 436, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 138, "Hallmarks of a Good Writer," (1879).
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