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Franz Kafka Quotes: "Woman, or more precisely put, perhaps, marriage, is the representative of life with which you are meant to come to terms."

Woman, or more precisely put, perhaps, marriage, is the representative of life with which you are meant to come to terms.




Franz Kafka Quotes: "Life is hard, the earth stubborn, science rich in knowledge but poor in practical results."

Life is hard, the earth stubborn, science rich in knowledge but poor in practical results.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "I believe that we should only read those books that bite and sting us. If a book does not rouse us with a blow then why read it?"

I believe that we should only read those books that bite and sting us. If a book does not rouse us with a blow then why read it?



Franz Kafka Quotes: "Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."

Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.




Franz Kafka Quotes: "He had probably been thrown out of a wine shop, and it hadn't quite dawned on him yet."

He had probably been thrown out of a wine shop, and it hadn't quite dawned on him yet.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "All I am is literature, and I am not able or willing to be anything else."

All I am is literature, and I am not able or willing to be anything else.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "Fear of night. Fear of not night."

Fear of night. Fear of not night.




Franz Kafka Quotes: "Love is a drama of contradictions."

Love is a drama of contradictions.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "I am as I am, and that's all there is to it, I can hardly take a pair of scissors to myself, and cut out a different person..."

I am as I am, and that's all there is to it, I can hardly take a pair of scissors to myself, and cut out a different person...



Franz Kafka Quotes: "What is written is merely the dregs of experience."

What is written is merely the dregs of experience.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "I have associated myself with failed scientists in order to associate myself with failed irony. ("Metier: Why I Don't Write Like Franz Kafka")"

I have associated myself with failed scientists in order to associate myself with failed irony. ("Metier: Why I Don't Write Like Franz Kafka")



Franz Kafka Quotes: "Kill me, or you are a murderer."

Kill me, or you are a murderer.




Franz Kafka Quotes: "No sooner is it a little calmer with me than it is almost too calm as though I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy"

No sooner is it a little calmer with me than it is almost too calm as though I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy



Franz Kafka Quotes: "But all remains unchanged."

But all remains unchanged.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "Comparisons deplete the actuality of the things compared... ("Conveyance: The Story I would Not Want Bill Wilson To Read")"

Comparisons deplete the actuality of the things compared... ("Conveyance: The Story I would Not Want Bill Wilson To Read")



Franz Kafka Quotes: "L'éternité, c'est long ... surtout vers la fin."

L'éternité, c'est long ... surtout vers la fin.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "...each part of a story, each word if possible, was to work frontally as well as laterally... ("Conveyance: The Story I would Not Want Bill Wilson To Read")"

...each part of a story, each word if possible, was to work frontally as well as laterally... ("Conveyance: The Story I would Not Want Bill Wilson To Read")



Franz Kafka Quotes: "But what if all the tranquility, all the comfort, all the contentment were now to come to a horrifying end?"

But what if all the tranquility, all the comfort, all the contentment were now to come to a horrifying end?



Franz Kafka Quotes: "Please — consider me a dream."

Please — consider me a dream.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "The meaning of life is that it stops."

The meaning of life is that it stops.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "If I could drown in sleep as I drown in fear I would be no longer alive."

If I could drown in sleep as I drown in fear I would be no longer alive.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "You misinterpret everything, even the silence."

You misinterpret everything, even the silence.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "Isolation is a way to know ourselves."

Isolation is a way to know ourselves.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "Even the merest gesture is holy if it is filled with faith."

Even the merest gesture is holy if it is filled with faith.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "Every problem of medicine is a problem of language, and this operation was a malapropism."

Every problem of medicine is a problem of language, and this operation was a malapropism.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being."

So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them."

God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "So then you’re free?’ ‘Yes, I’m free, ’ said Karl, and nothing seemed more worthless than his freedom."

So then you’re free?’ ‘Yes, I’m free, ’ said Karl, and nothing seemed more worthless than his freedom.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with, say, my knowledge of my room. There is no such thing as observation of the inner world, as there is of the outer world."

How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with, say, my knowledge of my room. There is no such thing as observation of the inner world, as there is of the outer world.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "The observer of the soul cannot penetrate into the soul, but there doubtless is a margin where he comes into contact with it."

The observer of the soul cannot penetrate into the soul, but there doubtless is a margin where he comes into contact with it.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "Could K. represent the congregation all by himself? What if he had been a stranger merely visiting the church? That was more or less his position."

Could K. represent the congregation all by himself? What if he had been a stranger merely visiting the church? That was more or less his position.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues."

Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "People label themselves with all sorts of adjectives. I can only pronounce myself as 'nauseatingly miserable beyond repair'."

People label themselves with all sorts of adjectives. I can only pronounce myself as 'nauseatingly miserable beyond repair'.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "Even if no salvation should come, I want to be worthy of it at every moment."

Even if no salvation should come, I want to be worthy of it at every moment.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "The limited circle is pure."

The limited circle is pure.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "Don't be too hasty, don't take somebody else's opinion without testing it."

Don't be too hasty, don't take somebody else's opinion without testing it.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "One idiot is one idiot. Two idiots are two idiots. Ten thousand idiots are a political party."

One idiot is one idiot. Two idiots are two idiots. Ten thousand idiots are a political party.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "What I write is different from what I say, what I say is different from what I think, what I think is different from what I ought to think and so it goes further into the deepest darkness."

What I write is different from what I say, what I say is different from what I think, what I think is different from what I ought to think and so it goes further into the deepest darkness.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "You have given me a gift such as I never even dreamt of finding in this life."

You have given me a gift such as I never even dreamt of finding in this life.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "The existence of the writer is an argument against the existence of the soul, for the soul has obviously taken flight from the real ego, but not improved itself, only become a writer."

The existence of the writer is an argument against the existence of the soul, for the soul has obviously taken flight from the real ego, but not improved itself, only become a writer.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "Incidentally, it’s easy to write prescriptions, but difficult to come to an understanding with people."

Incidentally, it’s easy to write prescriptions, but difficult to come to an understanding with people.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air."

May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "I don't think that anyone outside Paris can understand love and murder as we do.But Emile loves Paris, and loving Paris is a murderous education. ("Anthropology: What Is Lost In Rotation")"

I don't think that anyone outside Paris can understand love and murder as we do.But Emile loves Paris, and loving Paris is a murderous education. ("Anthropology: What Is Lost In Rotation")



Franz Kafka Quotes: "Psychological motivation is the desire to change relations between two points, and so psychology is the study of equations with two unbound variables. ("America: Three Audiences")"

Psychological motivation is the desire to change relations between two points, and so psychology is the study of equations with two unbound variables. ("America: Three Audiences")



Franz Kafka Quotes: "Nothing, nothing, the whole long day, nothing."

Nothing, nothing, the whole long day, nothing.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "My 'fear' is my substance, and probably the best part of me."

My 'fear' is my substance, and probably the best part of me.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness."

I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness.



Franz Kafka Quotes: "I am a very unhappy human being and you, dearest, simply had to be summoned to create an equilibrium for all this misery."

I am a very unhappy human being and you, dearest, simply had to be summoned to create an equilibrium for all this misery.