Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

What is originality? To see something that is as yet without a name, that is as yet impossible to designate, even though it stares us in the face. The way it usually is with people, it is a thing's name that makes it perceptible to them in the first place.—For the most part, the original ones have also been the name-givers.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 517, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Gay Science, first edition, "Third Book," aphorism 261, "Originality," (1882).
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