vrijdag 23 maart 2018
zaterdag 3 maart 2018
I like quotes.
Here is a quote from Nietzsche.
I would repeat it, however, a hundred times, that ‘immediate certainty,’ as
well as ‘absolute knowledge’ and the ‘thing in itself,’ involve a CONTRADICTIO IN ADJECTO; we really ought to free ourselves from the
misleading significance of words.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond good and evil.
However, these days you're not making yourself very popular quoting Nietzsche.
More and more he gets associated with that villainous "postmodernist" discours.
No, better quote Hannah Arendt instead.
A quote which actually circulates the internet this moment.
“The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction [..] and the distinction between true and false [..] no longer exists.”
He or she who best succeeds in hiding the adjective from the noun is more likely to be quoted.
'the existing totalitarianism'
Another quote that attracted my attention this week was a quote from John Maynard Keynes.
The famous maxim attributed to John Maynard Keynes – “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” – would appear to have fewer and fewer advocates.
Actually, it is far from certain that this quote can be attributed to Johan Maynard Keynes. How ironic! I have found a changing fact!