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Franz Kafka Quotes

Short Bio:

Franz Kafka was born in the Czech Republic on the 3rd of July 1883. He was a novelist and short-story writer whose works express the anxiety and alienation felt by many in 20th century Europe and North America. His best known works include The Metamorphosis, The Trial, and The Castle. The term Kafkaesque has entered the English language to describe situations like those found in his writing.

More Notable Quotes:

"But sleep? On a night like this? What an idea! Just think of how many thoughts a blanket smothers while one lies alone in bed, and how many unhappy dreams it keeps warm.
"Every thing you love is very likely to be lost, but in the end, love will return in a different way.
"A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
"It is often safer to be in chains than to be free.
"A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.
"We all have wings, but they have not been of any avail to us and if we could tear them off, we would do so.
"In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing.
"Heaven is dumb, echoing only the dumb.
"No one, not even the starvation artist himself knew how great his achievement really was, and his heart grew heavy.
"You will get to know me better; there are still a number of horrible recesses in me that you don’t know.
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