Franz kafka Quotes

Youth is happy because it has the abilit...

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. Franz Kafka
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"Oh, there's plen...

"Oh, there's plenty of hope - Just not for us" ~Franz Kafka
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One idiot is one idiot. Two idiot...

One idiot is one idiot. Two idiots are two idiots. Ten thousand idiots are a political party - Franz Kafka
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"I have spent all my l...

"I have spent all my life resisting the desire to end it." - Franz Kafka
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Follow your most i...

Follow your most intense obsession mercilessly. ~ FRANZ KAFKA
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β€œAll language is...

β€œAll language is but a poor translation.” β€”Franz Kafka
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β€œIn man's struggle ag...

β€œIn man's struggle against the world, bet on the world.” ― Franz Kafka
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"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logic...

"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly." - Franz Kafka
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β€œYouth is happy because it has the capacit...

β€œYouth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” ―Franz Kafka
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β€œDon't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logic...

β€œDon't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” ― Franz Kafka
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"You are free, an...

"You are free, and that is why you are lost." - Franz Kafka
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"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logic...

"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly." ~ Franz Kafka
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"Paths are ...

"Paths are made by walking” ― Franz Kafka
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"You are the knife I turn ins...

"You are the knife I turn inside myself; that is love. That, my dear, is love." - Franz Kafka
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"A first sign of the beginning of...

"A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die." - Franz Kafka (by way of Rob Zombie)
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"I need solitude for my writing; not...

"I need solitude for my writing; not 'like a hermit' - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka
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You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even liste...

You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen, simply wait, just learn to become quiet, and still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. β€” Franz Kafka
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"There are times when I am ...

"There are times when I am convinced I am unfit for any human relationship."β€” Franz Kafka
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"Youth is happy because it has the abilit...

"Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." Franz Kafka
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"You are free, an...

"You are free, and that is why you are lost". -Franz Kafka
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"You are free, an...

"You are free, and that is why you are lost." - Franz Kafka
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"There art two cardinal sins f...

"There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness." β€” Franz Kafka
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β€œThe meaning of...

β€œThe meaning of life is that it stops.” -Franz Kafka
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"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even ...

"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." - Franz Kafka, Senses
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β€œI could have built the Pyramids ...

β€œI could have built the Pyramids with the effort it takes me to cling on to life and reason.” ― Franz Kafka
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β€œIf a man has his eyes bound, you can encourag...

β€œIf a man has his eyes bound, you can encourage him as much as you like to stare through the bandage, but he'll never see anything.” ― Franz Kafka
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A first sign of the begi...

A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die. - Franz Kafka
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β€œAll language is...

β€œAll language is but a poor translation.” - Franz Kafka
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β€œThe meaning of...

β€œThe meaning of life is that it stops.” β€” Franz Kafka
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"I am in chains...

"I am in chains, don't touch my chains" -Franz Kafka
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β€œPeople label themselves with all sorts of a...

β€œPeople label themselves with all sorts of adjectives. I can only pronounce myself as 'nauseatingly miserable beyond repair'.” ― Franz Kafka
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β€œTest yourself on mankind. It is s...

β€œTest yourself on mankind. It is something that makes the doubter doubt, the believer believe.β€œ -Franz Kafka
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"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logi...

"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly." -Franz Kafka
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"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logi...

"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly" - Franz Kafka
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"If a man has his eyes bound, you can encourag...

"If a man has his eyes bound, you can encourage him as much as you like to stare through the bandage, but he'll never see anything." - Franz Kafka
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"I never imagined that so ma...

"I never imagined that so many days would ultimately make such a small life.” β€” Franz Kafka
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"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logic...

"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly." -- Franz Kafka
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"I never imagined that so ma...

"I never imagined that so many days would ultimately make such a small life.” β€” Franz Kafka
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"As you know, employees...

"As you know, employees always know more than their employers." -Franz Kafka
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"Now the Sirens have a still more fatal weapon than their song, namely th...

"Now the Sirens have a still more fatal weapon than their song, namely their silence... Someone might possibly have escaped from their singing; but from their silence, certainly never." - Franz Kafka, The Silence of the Sirens
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"It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even l...

"It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet." - Franz Kafka
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"A book must be the ...

"A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us." - Franz Kafka
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"Idleness is the beginning ...

"Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues." - Franz Kafka, writer
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I usually solve problems b...

I usually solve problems by letting them devour me. - Franz Kafka (Letter to Max Brod)
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How could I, fool that I am, go on sitting in my office, ...

How could I, fool that I am, go on sitting in my office, or here at home, instead of leaping onto a train with my eyes shut and opening them only when I am with you? -Franz Kafka
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"A book must be the ...

"A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us." - Franz Kafka
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"A book must be the ...

"A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us". -Franz Kafka
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God gives the nut...

God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them. Franz Kafka
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"It is often safer t...

"It is often safer to be in chains than to be free." - Franz Kafka
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"I am a cage, in search of...

"I am a cage, in search of a bird." - Franz Kafka in the Blue Octavio Notebooks (1919)
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'You are free, an...

'You are free, and that is why you are lost.' ~ Franz Kafka
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Paths are m...

Paths are made by walking. - Franz Kafka
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I have the true feeling o...

I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy. (Franz Kafka)
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β€œI am a cage, ...

β€œI am a cage, in search of a bird.” ― Franz Kafka,
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β€œBy believing passionately in something that still ...

β€œBy believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.” β€” Franz Kafka
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"A belief is like a gui...

"A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light." - Franz Kafka
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My 'fear' is my substa...

My 'fear' is my substance, and probably the best part of me. - Franz Kafka
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You are at once both t...

You are at once both the quiet and the confusion of my heart - Franz Kafka
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"I do not read advertisement...

"I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things." ~ Franz Kafka
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β€œAll language is...

β€œAll language is but a poor translation.” ― Franz Kafka
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"One of the first signs of th...

"One of the first signs of the beginnings of understanding is the wish to die." - Franz Kafka
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"I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently f...

"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
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"I do not speak as I think, I do not...

"I do not speak as I think, I do not think as I should, and so it all goes on in helpless darkness." β€” Franz Kafka
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Every revolution evaporates an...

Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy -- Franz Kafka
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'By believing passionately in something that still...

'By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.' - Franz Kafka
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"Sometimes I'd like to stuff all Jews (myself in...

"Sometimes I'd like to stuff all Jews (myself included) into the drawer of a laundry basket... then open it to see if they've suffocated" -Franz Kafka
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