|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:
however, until a powerful voice called "Tristan!" several times.
Muller turned and saw that Tristan's master was a tall, stately man
wearing a handsome fur overcoat.
It was impossible to recognise his face at this distance, for the
snowflakes were whirling thickly in the air. But Muller was not
particularly anxious to recognise the stranger, as he had his head
full of more important thoughts.
When Johann had given his new address and remarked that he would
call for his coat soon, the men parted, and Muller returned to
the police station.
The next day the principal newspaper of the town printed the
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche:
food and our messmates--the AFTER-DINNER NAUSEA.
283. If one wishes to praise at all, it is a delicate and at the
same time a noble self-control, to praise only where one DOES NOT
agree--otherwise in fact one would praise oneself, which is
contrary to good taste:--a self-control, to be sure, which offers
excellent opportunity and provocation to constant
MISUNDERSTANDING. To be able to allow oneself this veritable
luxury of taste and morality, one must not live among
intellectual imbeciles, but rather among men whose
misunderstandings and mistakes amuse by their refinement--or one
will have to pay dearly for it!--"He praises me, THEREFORE he
Beyond Good and Evil