The full Nietzsche quote from “the Greekest image” post

13 Nov

“It is decisive for the lot of a people and of humanity that culture should begin in the right place – not in the “soul” (as was the fateful superstition of the priests and half-priests): the right place is the body, the gesture, the diet, physiology; the rest follows from that. Therefore the Greeks remain the first cultural event in history: they knew, they did, what was needed; and Christianity, which despised the body, has been the greatest misfortune of humanity so far.”

And here’s the whole post from a few years ago.

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See: This is perhaps the Greekest image I have ever seen.” 

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