Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

What after all are these churches now if they are not the tombs and sepulchers of God?
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 482, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); The Gay Science, p. 182, trans. by Walter Kaufmann, New York, Vintage Books (1974). The Madman, in The Gay Science, first edition, "Third Book," aphorism 125 (1882).

The rather long aphorism within which this passage appears is called "The Madman"Mit opens with the words: "Have you not heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning hours, ran to the market place, and cried incessantly: 'I seek God! I seek God!'..."
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