Saturday, July 23, 2011

Power Sharing Agreements

Pray to the Gods; with the Gods is power; 'tis certain that without the Gods man getteth neither good nor ill.
- Theognis of Megara
Whom hateth woman most?- Thus spake the iron to the loadstone: "I hate thee most, because thou attractest, but art too weak to draw unto thee." The happiness of man is, "I will." The happiness of woman is, "He will." "Lo! "Lo! now hath the world become perfect!"- thus thinketh every woman when she obeyeth with all her love. Obey, must the woman, and find a depth for her surface. Surface is woman's soul, a mobile, stormy film on shallow water. Man's soul, however, is deep, its current gusheth in subterranean caverns: woman surmiseth its FORce, but comprehendeth it not.-
- Nietzsche, "Thus Spoke Zarathustra"

7 comments:

nicrap said...

...lol. Why the sudden bout of woman-hating?

Thersites said...

Misogyny? Moi? ;)

Thersites said...

Perhaps because I did not choose to persue Achilles fate and remained at Skyros.

nicrap said...

...you know there is a very similar episode in Mahabharata: Urvashi's curse

-FJ said...

...,fortunately, there's a pill for that, now. ;)

nicrap said...

...against myths? ;)

...well, yes, modernity is one such pill.

Thersites said...

...meet the new myth.

Same as the old myth.