Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

That is an artist as I would have an artist be, modest in his needs: he really wants only two things, his bread and his art—panem et Circen.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 61, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Twilight of the Idols, "Maxims and Arrows," section 17 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889).

The Latin phrase employs a Nietzschean play on words, replacing panem et circenses ("bread and circuses") with panem et Circen ("bread and Circe") to insinuate a connection between art and the Homeric sorceress.
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