This is what fools people: a man is always a teller of tales, he lives surrounded by his stories and the stories of others, he sees everything that happens to him through them; and he tries to live his own life as if he were telling a story.
The revolution you dream of is not ours. You don’t want to change the world, you want to blow it up.
Perception is naturally surpassed toward action; better yet, it can be revealed only in and through projects of action. The world is revealed as an “always future hollow,” for we are always future to ourselves.
It’s the well-behaved children, that make the most formidable revolutionaries. They don’t say a word, they don’t hide under the table, they eat only one piece of chocolate at a time. But later on they make society pay dearly. Watch out for good boys.
Everything is permissible if God does not exist, and man is consequently abandoned, for he cannot find anything to rely on – neither within nor without.
All human activities are equivalent (for they all tend to sacrifice man in order that the self-cause may arise) and that all are on principle doomed to failure.
Yes, Yes, I know. Those who see me rarely trust my word; I must look far too intelligent to keep it.