I awake estranged from everyone. Words have lost their meaning; they sound indifferent and homonymous. The word No appears to mean Yes, or rather: Yes and No are malleable, ephemeral, and transparent. A decades-old or perhaps centuries-old movement of miry clay has resulted in a miscarriage of words. Iinquire whether anyone still holds the resources needed for a direct, sincere affirmation of life—a Yes that is definitively and essentially affirmative—or a No that is definitively and essentially negative—words bursting forth splendour like a crystal. I am told that formulations of this sort are incomprehensible; they are too metaphorical and, in the end, nonsensical, at least according to the elenctic criteria of analytical philosophy and common sense...
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm; Heraclitus, of Ephesus; Turkey--Ephesus (Extinct city)
"Nietzsche and Heraclitus: Notes on Stars without an Atmosphere,"
Sophia and Philosophia: Vol. 1
, Article 5.
Available at: https://repository.belmont.edu/sph/vol1/iss1/5
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