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When Nietzsche Wept

Irvin D. Yalom

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Every person must choose how much truth he can stand.”

“Despair is the price one pays for self-awareness. Look deeply into life, and you'll always find despair.”

“If we climb high enough, we will reach a height from which tragedy ceases to look tragic.”

“It is wrong to bear children out of need, wrong to use a child to alleviate loneliness, wrong to provide purpose in life by reproducing another copy of oneself. It is wrong also to seek immortality by spewing one's germ into the future as though sperm contains your consciousness!”

“I dream of a love that is more than two people craving to possess one another.”

“Life is a spark between two identical voids, the darkness before birth and the one after death.”

“The spirit of a man is constructed out of his choices.”

“One thing I feel clear about is that it's important not to let your life live you. 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.”

“Marriage and its entourage of possession and jealousy enslave the spirit.”

“It is easier, far easier, to obey another than to command oneself.”

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jealousy, inspirational, tragedy, antinatalism, death, possession, immortality, truth, life, perspective, children, procreation, choice, human-nature, despair, marriage, future, enslavement

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