Quotations by Author

Franz Kafka

A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.

Association with human beings lures one into self-observation.

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

Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.

By imposing too great a responsibility, or rather, all responsibility, on yourself, you crush yourself.

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

My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication - it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness - it is all that I have - and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well.

Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence.

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

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.

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

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