“Whither is God. I shall tell you. We have killed him--you and I.
All of us are his murderers. But how have we done this? How were we able to
drink up the sea? Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon? What
did we do when we unchained this earth from its sun? Whither is it moving now?
Whither are we moving now? Away from all suns? Are we not plunging continually?
Backward, sideward, forward, in all directions? Is there any up or down left?
Are we not straying as through an infinite nothing? Do we not feel the breath of
empty space? Has it not become colder? Is not night and more night coming on all
the while? … God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him."