Franz Kafka Quotes

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god-gives-the-nuts-but-he-does-not-crack-them
youth-is-happy-because-it-has-the-ability-to-see-beauty-anyone-who-keeps-the-ability-to-see-beauty-never-grows-old
so-long-as-you-have-food-in-your-mouth-you-have-solved-all-questions-for-the-time-being
don-quixotes-misfortune-is-not-his-imagination-but-sancho-panza
in-argument-similes-are-like-songs-in-love-they-describe-much-but-prove-nothing
who-has-the-gift-to-recognize-beauty-will-not-live-long
all-human-errors-are-impatience-a-premature-breaking-off-of-methodical-procedure-an-apparent-fencing-in-of-what-is-apparently-at-issue
association-with-human-beings-lures-one-into-selfobservation
start-with-what-is-right-rather-than-what-is-acceptable
productivity-is-being-able-to-do-things-that-you-were-never-able-to-do-before
the-meaning-of-life-is-that-it-stops
all-knowledge-the-totality-of-all-questions-and-all-answers-is-contained-in-dog
evil-is-whatever-distracts
the-mediation-by-the-serpent-was-necessary-evil-can-seduce-man-but-cannot-become-man
one-must-not-cheat-anybody-not-even-the-world-of-ones-triumph
every-revolution-evaporates-and-leaves-behind-only-the-slime-of-a-new-bureaucracy
books-are-a-narcotic
there-are-some-things-one-can-only-achieve-by-deliberate-leap-in-opposite-direction
if-there-is-transmigration-souls-then-i-am-not-yet-on-bottom-rung-my-life-is-hesitation-before-birth-franz-kafka
celibacy-suicide-are-similar-levels-understanding-suicide-martyrs-death-not-by-any-means-perhaps-marriage-martyrs-death-franz-kafka
there-was-once-community-scoundrels-that-is-to-say-they-were-not-scoundrels-but-ordinary-people-franz-kafka
writing-is-sweet-wonderful-reward-franz-kafka
heaven-is-dumb-echoing-only-dumb-franz-kafka
may-i-kiss-you-then-on-this-miserable-paper-i-might-as-well-open-window-kiss-night-air-franz-kafka
life-is-merely-terrible-i-feel-it-as-few-others-do-often-in-my-inmost-self-perhaps-all-time-i-doubt-whether-i-am-human-being-franz-kafka
a-book-must-be-iceaxe-to-break-seas-frozen-inside-our-soul-franz-kafka
they-did-not-know-what-we-can-now-sense-as-we-contemplate-course-history-that-change-begins-in-soul-before-it-shows-in-our-lives-franz-kafka
kill-me-you-are-murderer-franz-kafka
even-merest-gesture-is-holy-if-it-is-filled-with-faith-franz-kafka
he-is-terribly-afraid-dying-because-he-hasnt-yet-lived-franz-kafka
it-is-only-because-their-stupidity-that-they-are-able-to-be-sure-themselves-franz-kafka
one-hears-great-many-things-true-but-can-gather-nothing-definite-franz-kafka
but-all-remains-unchanged-franz-kafka
if-i-could-drown-in-sleep-as-i-drown-in-fear-i-would-be-no-longer-alive-franz-kafka
i-am-as-i-am-thats-all-there-is-to-it-i-can-hardly-take-pair-scissors-to-myself-cut-out-different-person-franz-kafka
many-book-is-like-key-to-unknown-chambers-within-castle-ones-own-self-franz-kafka
i-am-forever-fettered-to-myself-thats-what-i-must-try-to-live-with-franz-kafka
youre-not-cross-with-me-though-he-said-she-pulled-her-hand-away-answered-no-no-im-never-cross-with-anyone-franz-kafka
In our folk nobody has any experience of youth, there's barely even any time for being a toddler. The children simply don't have any time in which they might be children... Indeed... there's simply no way that we would be able to provide our children with a viable childhood, one that is real. Naturally, there are consequences. There's a certain ever present, not to be liquidated childishness that permeates our folk; We often act in ways that are totally and utterly ridiculous and, indeed, precisely like children we do things that are crazy, letting loose with our assets in a manner that is bereft of all rationality, prodigious in our celebrations, partaking in a light-headed frivolousness that is divorced from all sensibility, and often enough all simply for the sake of some small token of fun, so much do we love having our small amusements. But our folk isn't only childish, to a certain extent we also age prematurely, childhood and old age mix themselves differently with us than by others. We don't have any youth, we jump right away into maturity and, then, we remain grown-ups for too long and as a consequence to this there's a broad shadow of a certain tiredness and a sort of hopelessness that colours our essential nature, a nature that as a whole is otherwise so tenacious and permeated by hope, strong hope. This, no doubt, this is related to why we're so disinclined toward music-we're too old for music, so much excitement, so much passion doesn't sit well with our heaviness;

Franz Kafka
i-only-fear-danger-where-i-want-to-fear-it-franz-kafka
a-first-sign-beginning-understanding-is-wish-to-die-franz-kafka
herr-kafka-essen-sie-keine-eier-as-one-only-piece-dialog-k-recalls-from-his-meeting-with-rudolf-steiner-mr-kafka-dont-eat-eggs-franz-kafka
all-i-am-is-literature-i-am-not-able-willing-to-be-anything-else-franz-kafka
idleness-is-beginning-all-vice-crown-all-virtues-franz-kafka
the-door-could-not-be-heard-slamming-they-had-probably-left-it-open-as-is-custom-in-homes-where-great-misfortune-has-occurred-franz-kafka
incidentally-its-easy-to-write-prescriptions-but-difficult-to-come-to-understanding-with-people-franz-kafka
if-it-had-been-possible-to-build-tower-babel-without-ascending-it-work-would-have-been-permitted-franz-kafka
mientras-estaba-tendido-alle-un-paso-de-me-yace-un-escarabajo-patas-arriba-desesperado-no-pode-enderezarse-me-habre-gustado-ayudarlo-era-tan-fecil-hacerlo-bastaba-un-paso-y-un-em
i-do-not-speak-as-i-think-i-do-not-think-as-i-should-it-all-goes-on-in-helpless-darkness-franz-kafka
the-limited-circle-is-pure-franz-kafka
she-is-distinct-to-me-its-as-though-i-had-run-my-hands-all-over-her-franz-kafka
my-heart-no-longer-beats-but-is-tugging-muscle-franz-kafka
as-gregor-samsa-awoke-one-morning-from-uneasy-dreams-he-found-himself-transformed-in-his-bed-into-gigantic-insect-franz-kafka
my-guiding-principle-is-this-guilt-is-never-to-be-doubted-franz-kafka
from-certain-point-onward-there-is-no-longer-any-turning-back-franz-kafka