"What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal: what is lovable in man is that he is an over-going and a down-going." When I read this in the Zarathustra excerpt by Nietzsche, I thought of Dostoevsky's point in "Notes from Underground" that man enjoys the journey rather than the destination. The Underground Man philosophizes about man's tendency to create and destroy, reveling in the process rather than the achievement.
I also was reminded of the yin yang symbol when I read this quote in the Zarathustra excerpt: "The body is a great wisdom, a plurality with one sense, a war and a peace, a flock and a shepherd." It appears as if Nietzsche is saying that the body is both a follower and leader; the seemingly disparate parts of the body come together to form "a great wisdom".
Can you all find any other similarities between Nietzsche's works and literature and concepts we have discussed?