Franz Kafka Quotes (148 quotes)
"Conversations with Kafka" by Gustav Janouch, New Directions Publishing, 1971, p. 30
“From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.”
“Now the Sirens have a still more fatal weapon than their song, namely their silence... Someone might possibly have escaped from their singing; but from their silence, certainly never.”
The Silence of the Sirens (October 1917)
“May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air.”
Letters to Felice (1967), "Probably night of November 20 to 21, 1912"
“Theoretically there is a perfect possibility of happiness: believing in the indestructible element in oneself and not striving towards it.”
Comment to a fish, after becoming a vegetarian, p. 74 - Franz Kafka: A Biography (1960)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsFranz Kafka
Born: July 3, 1883
Died: June 3, 1924 (aged 40)
Bio: Franz Kafka was an influential German-language author of novels and short stories, regarded as among the greatest writers of the 20th century. The term Kafkaesque has entered the English language to describe situations like the ones in his writing.
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