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Nietzsche, Baudelaire

Posted by Bruce Kahl on April 28, 2000

In Reply to: Nietzsche, Baudelaire posted by Erik Soerensen on April 28, 2000

: I have two questions.

: 1) I know this quotation from "Thus Spoke Zarathustra", but I fail to find it in the book. Do you know the page?

: It goes something like this:

: "To give birth to a dancing star One must have chaos"

: 2) The second quotation is from one of Baudelaire's works, but which and on what page? I only have it in French:

: "La poésie n'a pas d'autres but qu'elle même".

Question Number One:

Page 5

Alas! there cometh the time when man will no longer launch the arrow of his longing beyond man- and the string of his bow will have unlearned to whizz!

I tell you: one must still have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star. I tell you: ye have still chaos in you.

Alas! There cometh the time when man will no longer give birth to any star. Alas! There cometh the time of the most despicable man, who can no longer despise himself.

Question Number 2

As I do not speak or think in French, below is a link to the complete works of Baudelaire!