Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a god. ~ Jean Rostand I contend that we are both atheists.
If there’s one thing Friedrich Nietzsche did well, it’s obliterate feel-good beliefs people have about themselves. He has been criticized for being a misanthrope, a subvert, a cynic and a pessimist, but I think these assessments are off the mark. I believe he only wanted human beings to be more honest with themselves. He did have a remarkable gift for aphorism — he once declared, “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.” A hundred years after his death, Nietzsche retains his disturbing talent for turning a person’s worldview upside-down with one jarring remark. Even today his words remain controversial.
Tolstoy's Answer | The Creative Intelligence Blog. Monday, September 20th, 2010 It’s short story time. This one’s by Leo Tolstoy, the writer every aspiring novelist should read. Daily, if possible. It’s called: ‘Three Questions’ and some of you may know it as it’s rather famous.
Ricky Gervais... Obviously.