The Bad Taste


Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900)

The full quote:

One must shed the bad taste of wanting to agree with many. “Good” is no longer good when one’s neighbor mouths it. And how should there be a “common good”! The term contradicts itself: whatever can be common always has little value. In the end it must be as it is and always has been: great things remain for the great, abysses for the profound, nuances and shudders for the refined, and, in brief, all that is rare for the rare.

from Beyond Good and Evil

On Ignorance

When we talk of ignorance [in Buddhism], it has nothing to do with stupidity. In a way ignorance is very intelligent, but it is an intelligence that works exclusively in one direction. That is, we react exclusively to our own projections instead of simply seeing what is there.

~ Chogyam Trungpa

Olga Polga 💎🌹