Karl Kraus Quotes

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Karl Kraus Quotes

Wo nehm ich nur all die Zeit her, so viel nicht zu lesen?
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Feminine passion is to masculine as an epic is to an epigram.

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Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid.

— Karl Kraus

You'd be surprised how hard it can often be to translate an action into an idea.

— Karl Kraus

My unconscious knows more about the consciousness of the psychologist than his consciousness knows about my unconscious.

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The secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience so they believe they are clever as he.

— Karl Kraus

One cannot dictate an aphorism to a typist. It would take too long.

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Keep your passions in check, but beware of giving your reason free rein.

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A school without grades must have been concocted by someone who was drunk on non-alcoholic wine.

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The superman is a premature ideal, one that presupposes man.

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Speech is the mother, not the handmaid, of thought.

— Karl Kraus

It is not true that one cannot live without a woman. It is simply that one cannot have lived without one.

— Karl Kraus

To have no ideas and being able to express them is the essence of journalism.

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Not greeting people isn't enough. One also doesn't greet people one doesn't know.

— Karl Kraus

Insights into erotic life belong to art, not education. But sometimes these have to be spelled out for the illiterates. And it ismainly a matter of convincing the illiterates, for they are the ones who write the penal code.

— Karl Kraus

To write a novel may be pure pleasure. To live a novel presents certain difficulties. As for reading a novel, I do my best to get out of it.

— Karl Kraus

The esthete stands in the same relation to beauty as the pornographer stands to love, and the politician stands to life.

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An aphorism is never exactly true; it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths.

— Karl Kraus

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