Karl Kraus Quotes

Karl Kraus Quotes: Nationalism is the love which ties me to the blockheads of my country, to the insultors of my way of life, and to the desecrators of my language.
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Karl Kraus Quote: Talent is often a defect in character.
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Quotes about Karl Kraus: You'd be surprised how hard it can often be to translate an action into an idea.
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Quote about Karl Kraus: The trouble with Germans is not that they fire shells, but that they engrave them with quotations from Kant.
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Karl Kraus Sayings: A father's pride, laid on thick, has always made me wish that the fellow had at least experienced some pain during procreation.
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Karl Kraus Saying: The most incomprehensible talk comes from people who have no other use for language than to make themselves understood.
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Sayings about Karl Kraus: It so often happened to me that someone who shared my opinion kept the larger share for himself that I am now forewarned and offer people only ideas.
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Saying about Karl Kraus: When I don't make any progress, it is because I have bumped into the wall of language. Then I draw back with a bloody head. And would like to go on.
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Karl Kraus Quotes: One can translate an editorial but not a poem. For one can go across the border naked but not without one's skin; for, unlike clothes, one cannot get a new skin.
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Karl Kraus Quote: The development of technology will leave only one problem: the infirmity of human nature.
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Quotes about Karl Kraus: Let language be the divining rod that finds the sources of thought.
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Quote about Karl Kraus: I have drawn from the well of language many a thought which I do not have and which I could not put into words.
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Karl Kraus Sayings: A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.
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Karl Kraus Saying: This is something that I cannot get over -- that a whole line could be written by half a man, that a work could be built on the quicksand of a character.
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Sayings about Karl Kraus: Sorrento, August. For two weeks now I haven't heard a German word or understood an Italian one. This way one can manage to live with people; everything goes like clockwork and no irksome misunderstanding can arise.
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Saying about Karl Kraus: Language is the only chimera whose illusory power is endless, the inexhaustibility which keeps life from being impoverished. Let men learn to serve language.
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Karl Kraus Quotes: Keep your passions in check, but beware of giving your reason free rein.
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Karl Kraus Quote: A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful.
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