Franz Kafka Quotes

Franz Kafka Quotes: A picture of my existence... would show a useless wooden stake covered in snow... stuck loosely at a slant in the ground in a ploughed field on the edge of a vast open plain on a dark winter night.
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Franz Kafka Quote: A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.
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Quotes about Franz Kafka: I stand on the end platform of the tram and am completely unsure of my footing in this world, in this town, in my family. Not even casually could I indicate any claims that I might rightly advance in any direction. I have not even any defense to offer for standing on this platform, holding on to this strap, letting myself be carried along by this tram, nor for the people who give way to the tram or walk quietly along or stand gazing into shop windows. Nobody asks me to put up a defense, indeed, but that is irrelevant.
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Quote about Franz Kafka: it is not necessary to accept everything as true, one must only accept it as necessary.' 'A melancholy conclusion,' said K. 'It turns lying into a universal principle.
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Franz Kafka Sayings: There has never been a time in which I have been convinced from within myself that I am alive. You see, I have only such a fugitive awareness of things around me that I always feel they were once real and are now fleeting away. I have a constant longing, my dear sir, to catch a glimpse of things as they may have been before they show themselves to me. I feel that they were calm and beautiful. It must be so, for I often hear people talking about them as though they were.
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Franz Kafka Saying: I no longer know If I wish to drown myself in love, vodka or the sea.
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Sayings about Franz Kafka: I won't give up the diary again. I must hold on here, it is the only place I can.
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Saying about Franz Kafka: For everything outside the phenomenal world, language can only be used allusively, but never even approximately in a comparative way, since, corresponding as it does to the phenomenal world, it is concerned only with property and its relations.
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Franz Kafka Quotes: Marrying, founding a family, accepting all the children that come, supporting them in this insecure world, and perhaps even guiding them a little, is, I am convinced, the utmost a human being can succeed in doing at all.
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Franz Kafka Quote: In one and the same human being there are cognitions that, however utterly dissimilar they are, yet have one and the same object,so that one can only conclude that there are different subjects in one and the same human being.
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Quotes about Franz Kafka: I have no memory for things I have learned, nor things I have read, nor things experienced or heard, neither for people nor events; I feel that I have experienced nothing, learned nothing, that I actually know less than the average schoolboy, and that what I do know is superficial, and that every second question is beyond me. I am incapable of thinking deliberately; my thoughts run into a wall. I can grasp the essence of things in isolation, but I am quite incapable of coherent, unbroken thinking. I can't even tell a story properly; in fact, I can scarcely talk...
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Quote about Franz Kafka: The whole visible world is perhaps nothing other than a motivation of man's wish to rest for a moment an attempt to falsify the fact of knowledge, to try to turn the knowledge into the goal.
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Franz Kafka Sayings: Nothing, you know, gives the body greater satisfaction than ordering people about, or at least believing in one's ability to do so.
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Franz Kafka Saying: The door could not be heard slamming; they had probably left it open, as is the custom in homes where a great misfortune has occurred.
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Sayings about Franz Kafka: No sooner said than done - so acts your man of worth.
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Saying about Franz Kafka: The whole visible world is perhaps nothing more than the rationalization of a man who wants to find peace for a moment.
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Franz Kafka Quotes: This perversion of the truth, familiar to the artist though it was, always unnerved him afresh and proved too much for him. What was a consequence of the premature ending of his fast was here presented as the cause of it! To fight against this lack of understanding, against a whole world of nonunderstanding, was impossible.
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Franz Kafka Quote: If all responsibility is imposed on you, then you may want to exploit the moment and want to be overwhelmed by the responsibility;yet if you try, you will notice that nothing was imposed on you, but that you are yourself this responsibility.
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