Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

Time, space, and causality are only metaphors of knowledge, with which we explain things to ourselves.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 7, p. 484, selection 19[210], eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Philosophy and Truth: Selections from Nietzsche's Notebooks of the Early 1870's, p. 47, trans. and ed. by Daniel Breazeale, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, Humanities Press (1979). Unpublished fragments dating to Summer 1872Early 1873.
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