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Franz Kafka

Read through the most famous quotes from Franz Kafka

Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.

— Franz Kafka

#writing #introspection

Now I can look at you in peace; I don't eat you any more.

— Franz Kafka

#vegetarianism #eating

L'éternité, c'est long ... surtout vers la fin.

— Franz Kafka

#life #time #life

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.

— Franz Kafka

#first-sentence #insects #transformation #dreams

I need solitude for my writing; not 'like a hermit' - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man.

— Franz Kafka

#writing #solitude

Love is a drama of contradictions.

— Franz Kafka


Most men are not wicked... They are sleep-walkers, not evil evildoers.

— Franz Kafka

#philosophical #satire #men

Kill me, or you are a murderer.

— Franz Kafka

#literature #death

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

— Franz Kafka

#guiding #guilt #never #principle

All I am is literature, and I am not able or willing to be anything else.

— Franz Kafka

#literature #life

About Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka Quotes

Did you know about Franz Kafka?

She became his lover and caused him to become interested in the Talmud. Opinions ranged from the notion that he satirised the bureaucratic bungling of a crumbling Austria-Hungarian Empire to suggesting that he embodied the rise of socialism. During a vacation in July 1923 to Graal-Müritz on the Baltic Sea Kafka met Dora Diamant a 25-year-old kindergarten teacher from an orthodox Jewish family.

He prepared the story collection Ein Hungerkünstler (A Hunger Artist) for print but it was not publiFranz Kafkad until after his death. His works such as "Die Verwandlung" ("The Metamorphosis") Der Process (The Trial) and Das Schloss (The Castle) are filled with the themes and archetypes of alienation physical and psychological brutality parent–child conflict characters on a terrifying quest and mystical transformations. He had a complicated and troubled relationship with his father that had a major impact on his writing and he was conflicted over his Jewishness and felt it had little to do with him although it debatably influenced his writing.

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