Wednesday, March 7, 2012

retro-quotes: a series of germane remarks, by others, plucked from all over the place, and from all over the time - #26

"The supersaturation of an age in history seems to me hostile and dangerous….. through this excess the always dangerous belief in the old age of humanity takes root, the belief that we are late arrivals and epigones…. an age attains the dangerous mood of irony about itself and, from that, an even more dangerous cynicism"

--Friedrich Nietzche, On the Use and Abuse of History for Life, 1873

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