Friedrich Nietzsche quote about tragedy from Thus Spoke Zarathustra - He who climbeth on the highest mountains, laugheth at all tragic plays and tragic realities.
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He who climbeth on the highest mountains, laugheth at all tragic plays and tragic realities.
 Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1891). copy citation

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Author Friedrich Nietzsche
Source Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Topic tragedy detachment
Date 1891
Language English
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Note Translated By Thomas Common
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1998/1998-h/1998-h.htm

Context

“I no longer feel in common with you; the very cloud which I see beneath me, the blackness and heaviness at which I laugh—that is your thunder-cloud.
Ye look aloft when ye long for exaltation; and I look downward because I am exalted.
Who among you can at the same time laugh and be exalted?
He who climbeth on the highest mountains, laugheth at all tragic plays and tragic realities.
Courageous, unconcerned, scornful, coercive—so wisdom wisheth us; she is a woman, and ever loveth only a warrior.
Ye tell me, «Life is hard to bear.» But for what purpose should ye have your pride in the morning and your resignation in the evening?” source

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