franz kafka Quotes

I have associated myself with failed scientists in order to associate myself with failed irony. ("Metier: Why I Don't Write Like Franz Kafka")

- William S. Wilson, Why I Don't Write Like Franz Kafka

He is terribly afraid of dying because he hasn’t yet lived.

- Franz Kafka

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

- Franz Kafka

It is as if I were made of stone, as if I were my own tombstone, there is no loophole for doubt or for faith, for love or repugnance, for courage or anxiety, in particular or in general, only a vague hope lives on, but no better than the inscriptions on tombstones.

- Franz Kafka, Diaries of Franz Kafka

I look a girl in the eye and it was a very long love story with thunder and kisses and lightning. I live fast.

- Franz Kafka

Shoulder to shoulder, a coordinated movement of the people, their blood no longer confined in the limited circulation of the body but rolling sweetly and yet still returning through the infinite extent of China.

- Franz Kafka

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, The Trial

One idiot is one idiot. Two idiots are two idiots. Ten thousand idiots are a political party.

- Franz Kafka

Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.

- Franz Kafka

People label themselves with all sorts of adjectives. I can only pronounce myself as 'nauseatingly miserable beyond repair'.

- Franz Kafka, Diaries of Franz Kafka

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.