Friedrich Nietzsche on The Definition of a Philosopher

“A philosopher: a person who constantly experiences, sees, hears, suspects, hopes, dreams extraordinary things; who is struck by his own thoughts as if from without; as if from above and below; as if by his kind of events and thunder-claps; who is himself perhaps a storm and pregnant with new lightnings; a fateful man around whom snarling, quarreling, discord and uncanniness is always going on. A philosopher: alas, a creature which often runs away from itself, is often afraid of itself, but which is too inquisitive not to keep coming to itself again.”