-Friedrich Nietzsche, La Nascita della Tragedia
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Apollonian vs. Dionysian
"Instead, when in art we encounter naivety, we must recognize in it the highest effect of the Apollonian culture: which always has the task of destroying a kingdom of titans and of killing monsters; and with powerful, fantastic figurations and charming illusions it must result victorious over the formidable abyss of contemplation of the world and an extreme excitability that is the cause of suffering. But how rarely is naivety achieved, the complete identification with the beauty of appearance!"