It began as the GODFATHER OF MATH, evolved into the GOODFATHER OF MATH. Now this. Go figure...


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The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = G. CARLIN...Stain glass, engraved glass, frosted glass
–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS... Nothing is more fluid than language = R. L. SWIHART
I cannot live without the oxygen of laughter = DAWN POWELL + + + But please be sure to season that with the hydrogen of gravitas = PAUL OLIVERIO
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Friday, January 22, 2016

This is NOT About Me Because I Am Not Mr. Zarathustra

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As I look at it today my treatise 
strikes me as quite impossible. 
It is poorly written, heavy handed, embarrassing. 
The imagery is both frantic and confused. 
In spots it is saccharine to the point of effeminacy; 
the tempo is erratic; it lacks logical nicety
and is so sure of its message that it dispenses
with any kind of proof.
Worse than that, it suspects
the very notion of proof
...

Preface to
THE BIRTH OF TRAGEDY
   ...

There is no criticism more valid than self-criticism.
But Birth of Tragedy should be required reading
for anyone with a pure and serious interest
in philosophy, art, and history:
A category of people that naturally
excludes this blogger. 
               
               
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Footnote
Two more quotes from Mr. Nietzsche are  here. 

He is the author of  Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None.
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