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Franz Kafka Quotes & Sayings
100 entries tagged including 28 subtopics.
Last updated Jul 2021
Franz Kafka Topics
Meaning Of Life
One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
One must not cheat anyone, not even the world of its victory.
One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer.
No sooner said than done - so acts your man of worth.
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.
My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted.
My fear is my substance, and probably the best part of me.
May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air.
Martyrs do not underrate the body, they allow it to be elevated on the cross. In this they are at one with their antagonists.
Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than at rest, since at rest they may be sitting in the balance without knowing it, being weighed together with their sins.
It is only our conception of time that makes us call the Last Judgement by this name. It is, in fact, a kind of martial law.
It is often safer to be in chains than to be free.
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.
It is comforting to reflect that the disproportion of things in the world seems to be only arithmetical.
In the struggle between yourself and the world second the world.
In the fight between you and the world, back the world.
In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing.
In a certain sense the Good is comfortless.
If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth.
If it had been possible to build the Tower of Babel without climbing it, it would have been permitted.
A New Day
Im Over You
It Is What It Is
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