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quote by Franz Kafka: It is only our conception of time that makes us call the Last Judgement by this name. It is, in fact, a kind of martial law. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

It is only our conception of time that makes us call the Last Judgement by this name. It is, in fact, a kind of martial law.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: Hesitation before birth. If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

Hesitation before birth. If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: In a certain sense the Good is comfortless. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

In a certain sense the Good is comfortless.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: Dread of night. Dread of not-night. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

Dread of night. Dread of not-night.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: Test yourself on mankind. It is something that makes the doubter doubt, the believer believe. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

Test yourself on mankind. It is something that makes the doubter doubt, the believer believe.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: He who seeks does not find, but he who does not seek will be found. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

He who seeks does not find, but he who does not seek will be found.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: Association with human beings lures one into self-observation. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

Association with human beings lures one into self-observation.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: Religions get lost as people do. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

Religions get lost as people do.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: A stair not worn hollow by footsteps is, regarded from its own point of view, only a boring something made of wood. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

A stair not worn hollow by footsteps is, regarded from its own point of view, only a boring something made of wood.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: Tyranny or slavery, born of selfishness, are the two educational methods of parents; all gradations of tyranny or slavery. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

Tyranny or slavery, born of selfishness, are the two educational methods of parents; all gradations of tyranny or slavery.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than at rest, since at rest they may be sitting in the balance without knowing it, being weighed together with their sins. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than at rest, since at rest they may be sitting in the balance without knowing it, being weighed together with their sins.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with, say, my knowledge of my room. There is no such thing as observation of the inner world, as there is of the outer world. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with, say, my knowledge of my room. There is no such thing as observation of the inner world, as there is of the outer world.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: 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. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

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.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: The Bible is a sanctum; the world, sputum. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

The Bible is a sanctum; the world, sputum.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: We are separated from God on two sides; the Fall separates us from Him, the Tree of Life separates Him from us. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

We are separated from God on two sides; the Fall separates us from Him, the Tree of Life separates Him from us.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: Believing in progress does not mean believing that any progress has yet been made. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

Believing in progress does not mean believing that any progress has yet been made.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: My 'fear' is my substance, and probably the best part of me. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

My 'fear' is my substance, and probably the best part of me.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: Don't despair, not even over the fact that you don't despair. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

Don't despair, not even over the fact that you don't despair.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: If I shall exist eternally, how shall I exist tomorrow? with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

If I shall exist eternally, how shall I exist tomorrow?

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: In the fight between you and the world, back the world. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

In the fight between you and the world, back the world.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt.

--Franz Kafka


quote by Franz Kafka: You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could av… with background image: wall
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You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could avoid.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: Sensual love deceives one as to the nature of heavenly love; it could not do so alone, but since it unconsciously has the element of heavenly love within it, it can do so. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

Sensual love deceives one as to the nature of heavenly love; it could not do so alone, but since it unconsciously has the element of heavenly love within it, it can do so.

--Franz Kafka
quote by Franz Kafka: God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.

--Franz Kafka

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