What If A Demon Were To Creep After You One Night, In Your Loneliest Loneness, And Say, "This Life Which You Live Must Be Lived By You Once Again And Innumerable Times More

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What if a demon were to creep after you one night, in your loneliest
loneness, and say, "This life which you live must be lived by you once
again and innumerable times more; and every pain and joy and thought and
sigh must come again to you, all in the same sequence. The eternal
hourglass will again and again be turned--and you with it, dust of the
dust!" Would you throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse that
demon? Or would you answer, "Never have I heard anything more divine?"
-- Friedrich Nietzsche