The tip of the iceberg

All we ever know about each other is just-the tip of the iceberg

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I was overcome by the wish to stay there. I found a good hotel and a little room that was quite touching in its simplicity. And yet it has a balcony from which one can enjoy a most beautiful view. This high Alpine valley (about 5,000 feet) is exactly to my taste—pure and bracing air, hills and rocks of every shape and size, and mighty snow mountains all around. In this place human beings seem to be like phantoms. There is no need for me to speak to anyone; no one knows me; I am absolutely alone and could stay here for weeks, sitting and walking about.
Friedrich Nietzsche, from Selected Letters (via violentwavesofemotion)

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