Dowry of sorts 2.
Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion.
|—||Friedrich Nietzsche, quoted by Adam Phillips, LRB, 10 October 2013, page 11. (The gist of the longer quote below.)|
The Dionysian man resembles Hamlet; both have once looked truly into the essence of things, they have gained knowledge, and it disgusts them to act, for their action could not change anything in the eternal essence of things; they feel it to be ridiculous or humiliating that they should be asked to set right a world that is out of joint. Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion - that is the Hamlet Doctrine.
|—||Friedrich Nietzsche quoted by Adam Phillips, “To Be or Knot to Be,” a review of Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster, The Hamlet Doctrine, Verso, 2013, London Review of Books, 10 October 2013, page 11.|