Franz Kafka (German pronunciation: [ˈfʀants ˈkafka]) was one of the major fiction writers of the 20th century. He was born to a middle-class German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, Bohemia (presently the Czech Republic), Austria–Hungary.
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Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.
L'éternité, c'est long ... surtout vers la fin.
One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer.
A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light.
Association with human beings lures one into self-observation.
We all have wings, but they have not been of any avail to us and if we could tear them off, we would do so.
A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.
The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man.
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.
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
The experience of life consists of the experience which the spirit has of itself in matter and as matter, in mind and as mind, in emotion, as emotion, etc.
In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.
I won't give up the diary again. I must hold on here, it is the only place I can.
Dread of night. Dread of not-night.
Always first draw fresh breath after outbursts of vanity and complacency.
The truth is always an abyss.
Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.
Every dog has like me the impulse to question, and I have like every dog the impulse not to answer.
Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins.
The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and, at the same time, it is common to all, hence the incomparably indivisible union that exists between human beings.
In a certain sense the Good is comfortless.
Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza.
The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual.
That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements that declare all former things worthless are in the right, for nothing has yet happened.
The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler.
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty.
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung.
My life is a hesitation before birth.
Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty, if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away; but this opinion was all that he was permitted.
You are so vulnerably haunting. Your eeriness is terrifyingly irresistible.
Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence.
This morning, for the first time in a long time, the joy again of imagining a knife twisted in my heart.
There will be no proof that I ever was a writer.
One tells as few lies as possible only by telling as few lies as possible, and not by having the least possible opportunity to do so.
The Fathers of the Church were not afraid to go out into the desert because they had a richness in their hearts. But we, with richness all around us, are afraid, because the desert is in our hearts.
A stair not worn hollow by footsteps is, regarded from its own point of view, only a boring something made of wood.