Karl Kraus Quotes (102 quotes)
Dicta and Contradicta (2001 edition), University of Illinois Press - ISBN: 9780252026485
Original: Only he is an artist who can make a riddle out of a solution. Source: Half-Truths and One-And-A-Half Truths (1976)
“An idea's birth is legitimate only if one has the feeling that one is catching oneself plagiarizing oneself.”
Half-truths & One-and-a-half Truths: Selected Aphorisms by Karl Kraus (Engendra Press, 1976), p. 59
No Compromise: Selected Writings of Karl Kraus, Ungar, 1977 - ISBN: 9780804424851
“Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.”
As quoted in "Karl Kraus" by Harry Zohn, Frederick Ungar A Book, 1980 - ISBN: 9780804429900
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Born: April 28, 1874
Died: June 12, 1936 (aged 62)
Bio: Karl Kraus was an Austrian writer and journalist, known as a satirist, essayist, aphorist, playwright and poet. He is regarded as one of the foremost German-language satirists of the 20th century, especially for his witty criticism of the press, German culture, and German and Austrian politics.
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