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Franz Kafka

Read through the most famous quotes from Franz Kafka

But sleep? On a night like this? What an idea! Just think of how many thoughts a blanket smothers while one lies alone in bed, and how many unhappy dreams it keeps warm.

— Franz Kafka

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Even if no salvation should come, I want to be worthy of it at every moment.

— Franz Kafka

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So then you’re free?’ ‘Yes, I’m free,’ said Karl, and nothing seemed more worthless than his freedom.

— Franz Kafka


What is written is merely the dregs of experience.

— Franz Kafka


Ein Buch muß die Axt sein für das gefrorene Meer in uns.

— Franz Kafka

#inspirational #inspirational

I have spent all my life resisting the desire to end it.

— 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.

— Franz Kafka

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From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back.

— Franz Kafka

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Evil does not exist; once you have crossed the threshold, all is good. Once in another world, you must hold your tongue.

— Franz Kafka

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I see, these books are probably law books, and it is an essential part of the justice dispensed here that you should be condemned not only in innocence but also in ignorance.

— Franz Kafka

#injustice #the-trial #injustice

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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