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Inspirational Franz Kafka Quotes

Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a novelist and short story writer. Below is a list of some Inspirational Franz Kafka Quotes.

Franz Kafka Quotes
Franz Kafka Quotes

Franz Kafka Quotes

“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.”
― Franz Kafka

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”
― Franz Kafka

“I am a cage, in search of a bird.”
― Franz Kafka

“It’s only because of their stupidity that they’re able to be so sure of themselves.”
― Franz Kafka

“The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler.”
― Franz Kafka

“I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.”
― Franz Kafka

“Better to have, and not need, than to need, and not have.”
― Franz Kafka

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
― Franz Kafka

“By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.”
― Franz Kafka

“Hiding places there are innumerable, escape is only one, but possibilities of escape, again, are as many as hiding places.”
― Franz Kafka

“Beyond a certain point there is no return. This point has to be reached.”
― Franz Kafka

“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
Franz Kafka

“Slept, awoke, slept, awoke, miserable life.”
― Franz Kafka

“First impressions are always unreliable.”
― Franz Kafka

“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us.”
― Franz Kafka

“Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.”
― Franz Kafka

“You are at once both the quiet and the confusion of my heart.”
― Franz Kafka

“Love is a drama of contradictions.”
― Franz Kafka

“I do not speak as I think, I do not think as I should, and so it all goes on in helpless darkness.”
― Franz Kafka

“I am free and that is why I am lost.”
― Franz Kafka

“I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.”
― Franz Kafka

“I usually solve problems by letting them devour me.”
― Franz Kafka quotes

“I have spent all my life resisting the desire to end it.”
― Franz Kafka

“If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? So that it will make us happy, as you write?”
― Franz Kafka

“I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness.”
― Franz Kafka

“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”
― Franz Kafka

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