: When Nietzsche Wept: A Novel of Obsession (): Irvin D. Yalom: Books. When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin D. Yalom, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Freud’s mentor, Josef Breuer, attempts to cure Friedrich Nietzsche of suicidal despair in the clinics, cemeteries, and coffeehouses of.

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Return to Book Page. When Nietzsche Wept Quotes Showing of Yalom, When Nietzsche Wept. Look deeply into life, and you’ll always find despair. It is wrong also to seek immortality by spewing one’s germ into the future as though sperm contains your consciousness! Otherwise, you end up at forty feeling you haven’t really lived. What have I learned? Perhaps to live now, so that at fifty I won’t look back upon my forties with regret. Death loses its terror if one dies when one has consummated one’s life!


If one d.yaom not live in the right time, then one can never die at the right time. You will find that no one has ever done anything wholly for others.

All actions are self-directed, all service is self-serving, all love self-loving. Yalom, When Nietzsche Wept: A Novel of Obsession. Just as you were about to step on it, I asked you “Do you want to cross the footbridge to me?

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Since then mountains and torrential rivers and whatever separates and alienates have been cast between us, and even if we wanted to get together, we couldn’t.

But when you now think of that little d.ylom, words fail you and you sob and marvel. Your task as a parent is to produce not another self, another Josef, but something higher. And our greatest challenge is to live in spite of that burden.

And it is the same for every action not made, every stillborn thought, every choice avoided.



And all unlived life will remain bulging inside you, unlived through all eternity. And the unheeded voice of your conscience will cry out to you forever. You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame: Still, he welcomed them: Oh, the endless labor of the intellectual—pouring all this knowledge into the brain through a three-millimeter aperture in the iris.

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