She Who, Like a Dragon, Mostly Hides in a Cave (ravenwings_7) wrote in little_details,
She Who, Like a Dragon, Mostly Hides in a Cave

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Nietzsche in the original German

Got it!  Thanks very much!

Hi!  Been watching a while, but this is my first time posting.  I hope I'm following the rules. 

What I'm looking for is more of an un-translation than a translation.  I have a character (and her relationship with another) that has never ceased to bring to mind the following quotes from Thus Spoke Zarathustra: First Part:

"In a friend one should have one's best enemy"
"Some cannot loosen their own chains and can nevertheless redeem their friends"
"As much as you give the friend, I will give even my enemy, and I shall not be any the poorer for it"
-- all from "On the Friend"

"My death I praise to you, the free death which comes because I want it"
-- from "On Free Death"

I'm hoping to use some or all of these quotes in the original German, but if that's not feasible, then maybe just the phrases "one's best enemy" and "My death I praise to you," which I'm considering as potential titles.

Thanks in advance!

Cross-posted to multilingual
Tags: ~languages: german, ~quotes

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