Thanksgiving Is Ruined
July 09, 2008
God's comic, again and again
[A]ssuming that the gods also philosophize -- something which many conclusions have already driven me to -- I don't doubt that in the process they know how to laugh in a superhuman and new way -- and at the expense of all serious things!
§ 294, Beyond Good and Evil
So many people who demand respect really mean to say: power.
Laughter I declare sacred: you higher men, for my sake learn to laugh!
§ 7, "An Attempt at Self-Criticism," in Birth of Tragedy
Is the above probably lame attempt at slight reframing/bookending pretty much merely a flimsy excuse to excerpt here, for our future wondering-about, what we found to be the most knockout passage (among numerous contenders) in the current BookForum?
The answer is laughably obvious.