Why did Nietzsche say he would not live his life again?

Kaufman Gay Science p. 19 introduction...

“Nietzsche in ... one of his notes... “I do not want life again. How did I endure it? Creating. What makes me stand the sight of it? The vision of the overman who affirms life. I have tried to affirm it myself / alas”. “

Was he not his overman, because surely he was? Has anyone linked that to his madness, and perhaps Cezanne's doubt? As Cezanne, if not Artaud, is probably the best example of a madman who retained his genius, and was I think only able to paint sometimes.

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    A reference would help provide some specificity and context here -- also some grounding or unpacking of the Cezanne/Artaud connection you're inquiring about might be helpful if you are hoping for a response specifically to that line of thinking
    – Joseph Weissman
    Dec 25 '18 at 16:47
  • ccrma.stanford.edu/~pj97/Nietzsche.htm, Nietzsche did not consider himself an overman.
    – Robus
    Dec 25 '18 at 16:56
  • damnit i'll ask for the citation but delete for now @JosephWeissman
    – user35983
    Dec 25 '18 at 16:58
  • @Robus "Nietzsche might or might not consider himself an overman" ?
    – user35983
    Dec 25 '18 at 16:59
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    Throughout TGS he also complains continually about how hard his health and the stupidity of the world is on him, and he fact that he cannot quite manage it.
    – user9166
    Dec 26 '18 at 18:24

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