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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Quotes worth saving (9) Heraclitus praised by Heidegger

"To think is surely a peculiar affair. The word of thinkers has no authority. The word of thinkers knows no authors, in the sense of writers. The word of thinking is not picturesque; it is without charm. The word of thinking rests in the sobering quality of what it says. Just the same, thinking changes the world. It changes it in the ever darker depths of a riddle, depths which as they grow darker offer promise of a greater brightness."
Martin Heidegger, Early Greek Thinking, 'Logos'

1 comment:

nietzschesorphan said...

I adore the last sentence -

"It changes it in the ever darker

depths of a riddle, depths which as they

grow darker offer promise of a

greater brightness."

Cheers

Mark