If life—the craving for which is the very essence of our being—were possessed of any positive intrinsic value, there would be no such thing as boredom at all: mere existence would satisfy us in itself, and we should want for nothing. But as it is, we take no delight in existence except when we are struggling for something; and then distance and difficulties to be overcome make our goal look as though it would satisfy us.
Arthur Schopenhauer, Studies in Pessimism
In politics, we see problems of power, of one quantum of power against another. We do not believe in any right that is not supported by the power of enforcement. We feel all rights to be conquests.
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power
In a way, you are poetry material. You are full of cloudy subtleties I am willing to spend a lifetime figuring out.