Quotations About / On: SUPERMAN

  • 1.
    love makes you superman even love makes you loser too.
    (#Love)
  • 2.
    Mankind is a rope tied between beast and superman—a rope over an abyss.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 16, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, First Part, "Prologue," section 4 (1883).)
  • 3.
    The superman is a premature ideal, one that presupposes man.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
  • 4.
    I could dispense with nothing when I created the superman. His seed still carries all your evil and falsehood, your lies and your ignorance.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 202, selection 5[1], number 134, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883. Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
  • 5.
    "All the gods are dead: now we want the superman to live"Mon that great noon, let this be our last will.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 102, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, First Part, "On the Gift-Giving Virtue," section 3 (1883).)
  • 6.
    In truth, I was so good at being a man, with such plenitude and simplicity, that I thought I was something of a superman.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 33, Gallimard (1956).)
  • 7.
    There are times when people just snap and break from all the pressure. You are not invincible. Even Superman has his weakness.
    (weakness, humanity, pressure, life)
  • 8.
    God is not a superman, a phantasy as visualised by man, but a creative principle. Evolving through struggle and suffering is the way of creative process.
    (God)
  • 9.
    Okay...let me understand. You want me to clean the house, cook everyday, wash the clothes, have and raised the kids, smile and be thankful, pay the bills, don't ever get tired, and work two jobs if needed, and still be a loving wife and mother? Well, I said I wanted to be your Super Woman, not Superman!
    (Expectations)
  • 10.
    What is the ape to man? A laughing-stock or a painful embarrassment. And just that shall man be for the superman: a laughing-stock or a painful embarrassment.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 14, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, First Part, "Prologue," section 3 (1883).)
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