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Where the presence of truth should be possible, it can be possible solely under the condition of the recognition of myth—that is, the recognition of its crushing indifference to truth.
For the Romantics and for speculative philosophy, ... to be critical meant to elevate thinking so far beyond all restrictive conditions that the knowledge of truth sprang forth magically, as it were, from insight into the falsehood of these restrictions.
Truth wants to be startled abruptly, at one stroke, from her self-immersion, whether by uproar, music or cries for help.
The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.
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