I read a couple of interesting quotes today. The first one I read was attributed to Ray Bradbury, from his book Zen in the Art of Writing.
“We have our Arts so we won’t die of Truth.” - Bradbury
That book is now on my reading list, btw.
And then later today, I stumbled on this Nietzche quote - “We have art so that we may not perish by the truth.”
Hmmmm…those say pretty much the same thing. Was Bradbury paraphrasing Nietzche? Was he a fan? Did they just happen to come up with the same idea? Can I spell Nietzche without looking it up every time? The answer to the last question is no.