quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

Everything in the world displeases me: but, above all, my displeasure in everything displeases me.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Skyrocket Nihilism quotations

The modern mind is in complete disarray.

Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.


There is no other world. Nor even this one. What, then, is there? The inner smile provoked in us by the patent nonexistence of both.

What can be broken, should be broken.

All roads are blocked to a philosophy which reduces everything to the word "no.

" To "no" there is only one answer and that is "yes." Nihilism has no substance. There is no such thing as nothingness, and zero does not exist. Everything is something. Nothing is nothing. Man lives more by affirmation than by bread.

There is no one as dangerous as he or she who has nothing to lose.


I am interested in a political art, that is to say an art of ambiguity, contradiction, uncompleted gestures and uncertain ending - an art (and a politics) in which optimism is kept in check, and nihilism at bay.

Destroy or be destroyed-there is no middle way! Let us then be the destroyers!

The point is there ain't no point.

Technology is not an image of the world but a way of operating on reality.

The nihilism of technology lies not only in the fact that it is the most perfect expression of the will to power... but also in the fact that it lacks meaning.

Say what you want about the deaf.


Nihilism has no substance. There is no such thing as nothingness, and zero does not exist. Everything is something. Nothing is nothing.

If God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish Him.

the problem is not suffering itself or oblivion itself but the depraved meaninglessness of these things, the absolutely inhuman nihilism of suffering.

Today's terrorism is not the product of a traditional history of anarchism, nihilism, or fanaticism. It is instead the contemporary partner of globalization.

Show me a population that is deeply religious and I will show you a servile population, content with whips and chains, ... content to eat the bread of sorrow and drink the waters of affliction.


All good things were formerly bad things; every original sin has turned into an original virtue.

Do you know what punishments I've endured for my crimes, my sins? None.

I am proof of the absurdity of men's most treasured abstractions. A just universe wouldn't tolerate my existence.

Nihilism is best done by professionals.

Science keeps religion from sinking into the valley of crippling irrationalism and paralyzing obscurantism. Religion prevents science from falling into the marsh of obsolete materialism and moral nihilism.

If all men lead mechanical, unpoetical lives, this is the real nihilism, the real undoing of the world.


Liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity.

Quite the contrary; it is the vehicle of savage, destructive nihilism.

Courage is impulsive; it is narcissism tempered with nihilism.

Nihilism is not an existential quandary but a speculative opportunity.

What every artist should try to prevent is the car, in which is our civilized life, plunging over the side of the precipice -- the exhibitionist extremist promoter driving the whole bag of tricks into a nihilistic nothingness or zero.

Lack of originality, everywhere, all over the world, from time immemorial, has always been considered the foremost quality and the recommendation of the active, efficient and practical man.


Tragedy is a vision of nihilism, a heroic or ennobling vision of nihilism.

I think there is an element of nihilism about, but I don't think most artists feel their work is meaningless.

[S]ince there is no wrong or right, you just reap what you sow.

God is Dead; but given the way of men, there may still be caves for thousands of years in which his shadow will be shown. And we - we still have to vanquish his shadow, too.

Nihilism is not only despair and negation, but above all the desire to despair and to negate.


In Nietzsche's view nihilism is not a Weltanschauung that occurs at some time and place or another; it is rather the basic character of what happens in Occidental history.

The enemy of liberal capitalism today is not so much socialism as nihilism.

For a politics of emancipation, the enemy that is to be feared most is not repression at the hands of the established order. It is the interiority of nihilism, and the unbounded cruelty that can come with its emptiness.

Science, Nietzsche had warned, is becoming a factory, and the result will be ethical nihilism.