Franz Kafka Quotes About Evil, Kiss, Support, Suffer, Distract, Permit

Franz Kafka Quotes About Evil, Kiss, Support, Suffer, Distract, Permit

Franz Kafka Quotes

Franz Kafka Quotes:

Evil is whatever distracts.

Franz Kafka

A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.

Franz Kafka

God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.

Franz Kafka

One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.

Franz Kafka

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

Franz Kafka

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.

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May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air.

Franz Kafka
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From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.

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No sooner said than done – so acts your man of worth.

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The spirit becomes free only when it ceases to be a support.

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

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It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet.

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Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.

Franz Kafka

Suffering is the positive element in this world, indeed it is the only link between this world and the positive.

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There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself; anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie.

Franz Kafka

The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and, at the same time, it is common to all, hence the incomparably indivisible union that exists between human beings.

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It is often safer to be in chains than to be free.

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You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could avoid.

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The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man.

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My ‘fear’ is my substance, and probably the best part of me.

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Don’t despair, not even over the fact that you don’t despair.

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A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.

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