Ainsi Parlait Zarathoustra

By Friedrich Nietzsche

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violence, source de joie! Et souvent
tu renverses de nouveau la coupe en voulant la remplir!

Il faut que j'apprenne à t'approcher plus modestement: avec trop de
violence mon coeur afflue à ta rencontre: -

Mon coeur où se consume mon été, cet été court, chaud, mélancolique et
bienheureux: combien mon coeur estival désire ta fraîcheur, source de
joie!

Passée, l'hésitante affliction de mon printemps! Passée, la méchanceté
de mes flocons de neige en juin! Je devins estival tout entier, tout
entier après-midi d'été!

Un été dans les plus grandes hauteurs, avec de froides sources et une
bienheureuse tranquillité: venez, ô mes amis, que ce calme grandisse en
félicité!

Car ceci est _notre_ hauteur et notre patrie: notre demeure est trop
haute et trop escarpée pour tous les impurs et la soif des impurs.

Jetez donc vos purs regards dans la source de ma joie, amis! Comment
s'en troublerait-elle? Elle vous sourira avec _sa_ pureté.

Nous bâtirons notre nid sur l'arbre de l'avenir; des aigles nous
apporterons la nourriture, dans leurs becs, à nous autres solitaires!

En vérité, ce ne seront point des nourritures que les impurs pourront
partager! Car les impurs s'imagineraient dévorer du feu et se brûler
la gueule!

En vérité, ici nous ne préparons point de demeures pour les impurs.
Notre bonheur semblerait glacial à leur corps et à leur esprit!

Et nous voulons vivre au-dessus d'eux comme des vents forts, voisins
des aigles, voisins du soleil: ainsi vivent les vents forts.

Et, semblable au vent, je soufflerai un jour parmi eux, à leur esprit
je couperai la respiration, avec mon esprit: ainsi le veut mon avenir.

En vérité, Zarathoustra est un vent fort pour tous les bas-fonds; et il
donne ce conseil à ses ennemis et à tout ce qui crache et vomit:
"Gardez-vous de cracher _contre_ le vent!"


Ainsi parlait Zarathoustra.





DES TARENTULES


Regarde, voici le repaire de la tarentule! Veux-tu voir la tarentule?
Voici la toile qu'elle a tissée: touche-la, pour qu'elle se mette à
s'agiter.

Elle vient sans se faire prier, la voici: sois la bienvenue, tarentule!
Le signe qui est sur ton dos est triangulaire et noir; et je sais
aussi ce qu'il y a dans ton âme.

Il y a de la vengeance dans ton âme: partout où tu mords il se forme
une croûte noire; c'est le poison de ta vengeance qui fait tourner
l'âme!

C'est ainsi que je vous parle en parabole, vous qui faites tourner
l'âme, prédicateurs de l'_égalité_! vous êtes pour moi des tarentules
avides de vengeances secrètes!

Mais je finirai par révéler vos cachettes: c'est pourquoi je vous ris
au visage, avec mon

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