To me Nietzsche is a Prometheus figure who paid dearly for engaging the gods and giving the flame to humankind. A brilliant mind and a broken body.
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."
"Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters"
"One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly."
"The lie is a condition of life."
"We have art in order not to die of the truth."
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."
"There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings."