Ainsi Parlait Zarathoustra

By Friedrich Nietzsche

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- nous les avons trouvées tout seuls à nous deux! C'est
pourquoi il faut que nous nous aimions l'un l'autre!

Et si même nous ne nous aimons pas du fond du coeur, - faut-il donc
s'en vouloir, quand on ne s'aime pas du fond du coeur?

Et que je t'aime, que je t'aime souvent de trop, tu sais cela: et la
raison en est que je suis jaloux de ta sagesse. Ah! cette vieille folle

Si ta sagesse se sauvait une fois de toi, hélas! vite mon amour, lui
aussi, se sauverait de toi." -

Alors la vie regarda pensive derrière elle et autour d'elle et elle dit
à voix basse: "O Zarathoustra, tu ne m'es pas assez fidèle!

Il s'en faut de beaucoup que tu ne m'aimes autant que tu le dis; je
sais que tu songes à me quitter bientôt.

Il y a un vieux bourdon, lourd, très lourd: il sonne la nuit là-haut,
jusque dans ta caverne: - quand tu entends cette cloche sonner les
heures à minuit, tu songes à me quitter entre une heure et minuit: - tu
y songes, ô Zarathoustra, je sais que tu veux bientôt m'abandonner!" -

"Oui, répondis-je en hésitant, mais tu le sais aussi -" Et je lui dis
quelque chose à l'oreille, en plein dans ses touffes de cheveux
embrouillées, dans ses touffes jaunes et folles.

"Tu _sais_ cela, ô Zarathoustra? Personne ne sait cela -"

Et nous nous sommes regardés, nous avons jeté nos regards sur la vertre
prairie, où passait la fraîcheur du soir, et nous avons pleuré
ensemble. - Mais alors la vie m'était plus chère que ne m'a jamais été
toute ma sagesse. -

Ainsi parlait Zarathoustra.


O homme prends garde!
Que dit minuit profond?
"J'ai dormi, j'ai dormi -,
"D'un rêve profond je me suis éveillé: -
"Le monde est profond,
"Et plus profond que ne pensait le jour.
"Profonde est sa douleur -,
"La joie - plus profonde que l'affliction.
"La douleur dit: Passe et finis!
"Mais toute joie veut l'éternité -
" - veut la profonde éternité!"


(_ou: Le chant de L'Alpha et de L'Oméga_)


Si je suis un devin et plein de cet esprit divinatoire qui chemine sur
une haute crête entre deux mers, - qui chemine entre le passé et
l'avenir, comme un lourd nuage, - ennemi de tous les étouffants
bas-fonds, de tout ce qui est fatigué et qui ne peut ni mourir ni
vivre: prêt à l'éclair dans le sein obscur, prêt au rayons de clarté
rédempteur, gonflé d'éclairs affirmateurs! qui se rient de leur
affirmation! prêt à des foudres divinatrices: - mais bienheureux celui
qui est

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