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Franz Kafka Quotes

Now, her bedside table had been pulled into the middle of the room to be used as a desk for these proceedings, and the supervisor sat behind it.
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I can't think of any greater happiness than to be with you all the time, without interruption, endlessly, even though I feel that here in this world there's no undisturbed place for our love, neither in the village nor anywhere else; and I dream of a grave, deep and narrow, where we could clasp each other in our arms as with clamps, and I would hide my face in you and you would hide your face in me, and nobody would ever see us any more.

— Franz Kafka

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

— Franz Kafka

The main thing, when a sword cuts into one's soul, is to keep a calm gaze, lose no blood, accept the coldness of the sword with the coldness of a stone. By means of the stab, after the stab, become invulnerable.

— Franz Kafka

They no longer wanted to entice anyone; all they wanted was to catch a glimpse for as long as possible of the reflected glory in the great eyes of Odysseus

— Franz Kafka

Evil is the starry sky of the Good.

— Franz Kafka

Hold fast! then you too will see the unchangeable dark distance, out of which nothing can come except one day the chariot; it rolls up, gets bigger and bigger, fills the whole world at the moment it reaches you - and you sink into it like a child sinking into the upholstery of a carriage that drives through the storm and night.

— Franz Kafka

I would be speaking even with my silence, because at the moment I am nothing but a single word.

— Franz Kafka

One hears a great many things, true, but can gather nothing definite.

— Franz Kafka

He has only as much ground as his two feet take up, only as much of a hold as his two hands encompass - someone who falls asleep in the winter snow to freeze to death like a child, someone who does nothing but takes walks, yet who could take them anywhere, without moving.

— Franz Kafka

Art is for the artist is only suffering through which he releases himself for further suffering.

— Franz Kafka

What is meant by its nature for the highest and the best, spreads among the lowly people.

— Franz Kafka

If education tries to make other persons out of us than we essentially are, deeper inside, it stultifies, and reproach matters.

— Franz Kafka

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