4/30/09

"Gradually we become tired of the old, of what we safely possess, and we stretch out our hands again; even the most beautiful scenery is no longer assured of our love after we have lived in it for three months, and some distant coast attracts our avarice: possessions are generally diminished by possession. Our pleasure in ourselves tries to maintain itself by again and again changing something new into ourselves,—that is what possession means. To become tired of some possession means: tiring of ourselves."
—Friedrich Nietzsche; Section 14: “The Things People Call Love,” The Gay Science

2 comments:

evie said...

Hmmm...looks familiar : ). Glad to see you're blogging!

mariel4985 said...

Yep! I was digging through some of my old writing and I found this buried in there. Thanks again for the tip. :)