I love this quote by Friedrich Nietzsche. It's fascinating to me because Friedrich spent the last ten years of his life out of touch with reality. It's believed that his sister, care-giver, and a well-known anti-semite, rewrote much of his work to fit her own beliefs, making Nietzsche prophetic when he stated, "All things are subject to interpretation; whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."
Nietzsche also wrote the famous quote, "God is dead." But he wasn't as atheist as you might think. Here is an expanded version of the quote. "God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us?"
Here are a few more of my favorite quotes by Nietzche.
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.