Thus Spake Zarathustra

‘And what is the saint doing in the forest?’ asked Zarathustra. The saint answered: ‘I make songs and sing them; and when I make songs, I laugh, cry, and hum: thus do I praise God. With singing, crying, laughing, and humming do I praise the god who is my god. But what do you bring us as a gift?’ When Zarathustra had heard these words he bade farewell and said: ‘What could I have to give you? But let me go quickly lest I take something from you!’ And thus they separated, the old one and the man, laughing as two boys laugh.

But when Zarathustra was alone he spoke thus to his heart: ‘Could it be possible? This old saint in the forest has not yet heard anything of this, that God is dead!’

– Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra


3 responses to “Thus Spake Zarathustra

  1. I quoted this exact same paragraph in Snobs once and they laughed at me for being too zarathustric.:(

    Dude, that is one of the best book I ever read.

  2. I have been late in discovering Nietzsche. But man, is he such a joy. I am in absolute awe.

  3. Since do mahatmas ne approve kar diya hai, so I guess I should read it too :)

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