”This book belongs to the most rare of men. Perhaps not one of them is yet alive. (… ) to endure my seriousness, my passion, he must carry intellectual integrity to the verge of hardness. He must have an inclination, born of strength, for questions that no one has the courage for; the courage for the forbidden(… ). A new conscience for truths that have hitherto remained unheard. (… ) love of self; absolute freedom of self…..
(… )One must make one’s self superior to humanity, in power, in loftiness of soul,–in contempt.”
Preface to The Antichrist (1895)