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FRANZ KAFKA
Czech (formerly Bohemian) poet and fiction writer
(1882 - 1924)
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A book should be an ice-axe to break the frozen sea within us.
      - [Books]

All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers is contained in the dog.
      - [Knowledge]

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
      - [Beauty]

Don't despair, not even over the fact that you don't despair.
      - [Despair]

Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
      - [Revolution]

Evil is whatever distracts.
      - [Evil]

From the true antagonist, illimitable courage is transmitted to you.
      - [Courage]

His weariness is that of the gladiator after the combat; his work was the whitewashing of a corner in a state official's office.
      - [Weariness]

It's often safer to be in chains than to be free.
      - [Freedom]

Leopards break into the temple and drink the sacrificial chalices dry; this occurs repeatedly, again and again; finally it can be reckoned upon beforehand and becomes part of the ceremony.
      - [Custom]

The meaning of life is that it stops.
      - [Meaning of Life]

We are sinful not merely because we have eaten of the tree of knowledge, but also because we have not eaten of the tree of life.
      - [Sin]

You are free and that is why you are lost.
      - [Freedom]

"It's a remarkable piece of apparatus," said the officer to the explorer and surveyed with a certain air of admiration the apparatus which was after all quite familiar to him. The explorer seemed to have accepted merely out of politeness the Commandant's invitation to witness the execution of a soldier condemned to death for disobedience and insulting behavior to a superior.
      - In the Penal Colony,
        a short story, (Willa and Edwin Muir translation)
        [Books (First Lines)]

It was late in the evening when K. arrived. The village was deep in snow. The Castle hill has hidden, veiled in mist and darkness, nor was there even a glimmer of light to show that a castle was there. On the wooden bridge leading from the main road to the village, K. stood for a long time gazing into the illusory emptiness above him.
      - The Castle (ch. 1),
        (Willa and Edwin Muir translation)
        [Books (First Lines)]

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.
      - The Metamorphosis (ch. I), a short story
        [Books (First Lines) : Insects]

Someone must have traduced Joseph K., for without having done anything wrong he was arrested one fine morning.
      - The Trial [Books (First Lines)]

Somebody must have been telling lies about Joseph K., for without having done anything wrong he was arrested one fine morning.
      - The Trial (ch. 1) [Books (First Lines)]


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