Man as Comic Actor of the World
“If a God created the world, he created man to be his ape, as a perpetual source of amusement in the midst of his rather tedious eternities. For he who invented man as a joke had more intellect and more joy in intellect than has man.”
Man as Comic Actor of the World 2
“Astronomers, who occasionally acquire a horizon outside our world, give us to understand that the drop of life on the earth is without significance for the total character of the mighty ocean of birth and decay.
Even to the eye of the most unbiased astronomer a lifeless world can scarcely appear otherwise than as a shining and swinging star wherein man lies buried.”
Nietzsche – Human, All Too Human