Friedrich Nietzsche, Human All Too Human (Menschliches, Allzumenschliches), subtitled A Book for Free Spirits (Ein Buch für freie Geister).

First published in 1878.   A second part, Assorted Opinions and Maxims (Vermischte Meinungen und Sprüche), was published in 1879, and a third part, The Wanderer and his Shadow (Der Wanderer und sein Schatten), followed in 1880.

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ONCE AGAIN INSPIRATION.  When productive energy has been dammed up for a while and has been hindered in its outflow by an obstacle, there is finally a sudden outpouring, as if a direct inspiration with no previous inner working out, as if a miracle were taking place.  This constitutes the well-known illusion which all artists, as we have said, have somewhat too great an interest in preserving.  The capital has simply piled up; it did not fall suddenly from heaven.  Incidentally, such apparent inspiration also exists elsewhere, for example, in the domain of goodness, virtue, vice.  
 

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