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Archive of Quotes

November 2000 «He has found Archimedes' fulcrum, but he has turned it to account against himself, clearly he was permitted to find it only on this condition» (Aphorisms)
January 2001 «Believing means liberating the indestructible element in oneself, or, more accurately, being indestructible, or, more accurately, being» (Diaries)
April 2001 «Some deny the existence of misery by pointing to the sun; he denies the existence of the sun by pointing to misery» (Diaries)

August 2001

«Oh God, he thought, what an exhausting job I've picked on!» (Gregor Samsa after his metamorphosis)
October 2001 «He has the feeling that merely by being alive he is blocking his own way. From this sense of hindrance, in turn, he deduces the proof that he is alive.» («He»)
November 2001 «Betrayed! Betrayed! A false alarm on the night bell once answered - it cannot be made good, not ever» (A Country Doctor)
December 2001 «He runs after facts like a beginner learning to skate, who, furthermore, practices somewhere where it is forbidden» («He»)
February 2002«Life's splendor forever lies in wait about each one of us in all its fullness, but veiled from view, deep down, invisible, far off. It is there, though, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you summon it by the right word, by its right name, it will come.» (Diaries)
March 2002«The bone of his own forehead obstructs his way; he knocks himself bloody against his own forehead» (Diaries)
October 2002«Beyond a certain point there is no return. This point has to be reached.» (Aphorisms)
January 2003«Evil knows of the Good, but Good does not know of the Evil. Knowledge of oneself is something only Evil has» (Aphorisms)
June 2003«No one else could ever be admitted here, since this gate was made only for you. I am now going to shut it» (Before the Law)
September 2003«You have been in the village a few days and already think you know everything better than everyone here» (The Castle)
January 2004«What has happened to me? he thought. It was no dream. His room, a regular human bedroom, only rather too small, lay quiet between the four familiar walls» (The Metamorphosis)

June 2004

«My death boat went off course; a wrong turn of the wheel, a moment's absence of mind on the part of the helmsman, the distraction of my lovely native country»

(The Hunter Gracchus)

November 2000 «He has found Archimedes' fulcrum, but he has turned it to account against himself, clearly he was permitted to find it only on this condition» (Aphorisms)
January 2001 «Believing means liberating the indestructible element in oneself, or, more accurately, being indestructible, or, more accurately, being» (Diaries)
April 2001 «Some deny the existence of misery by pointing to the sun; he denies the existence of the sun by pointing to misery» (Diaries)

August 2001

«Oh God, he thought, what an exhausting job I've picked on!» (Gregor Samsa after his metamorphosis)
October 2001 «He has the feeling that merely by being alive he is blocking his own way. From this sense of hindrance, in turn, he deduces the proof that he is alive.» («He»)
November 2001 «Betrayed! Betrayed! A false alarm on the night bell once answered - it cannot be made good, not ever» (A Country Doctor)
December 2001 «He runs after facts like a beginner learning to skate, who, furthermore, practices somewhere where it is forbidden» («He»)
February 2002«Life's splendor forever lies in wait about each one of us in all its fullness, but veiled from view, deep down, invisible, far off. It is there, though, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you summon it by the right word, by its right name, it will come.» (Diaries)
March 2002«The bone of his own forehead obstructs his way; he knocks himself bloody against his own forehead» (Diaries)
October 2002«Beyond a certain point there is no return. This point has to be reached.» (Aphorisms)
January 2003«Evil knows of the Good, but Good does not know of the Evil. Knowledge of oneself is something only Evil has» (Aphorisms)
June 2003«No one else could ever be admitted here, since this gate was made only for you. I am now going to shut it» (Before the Law)
September 2003«You have been in the village a few days and already think you know everything better than everyone here» (The Castle)
January 2004«What has happened to me? he thought. It was no dream. His room, a regular human bedroom, only rather too small, lay quiet between the four familiar walls» (The Metamorphosis)
June 2004

«My death boat went off course; a wrong turn of the wheel, a moment's absence of mind on the part of the helmsman, the distraction of my lovely native country»

(The Hunter Gracchus)

November 2000 «He has found Archimedes' fulcrum, but he has turned it to account against himself, clearly he was permitted to find it only on this condition» (Aphorisms)
January 2001 «Believing means liberating the indestructible element in oneself, or, more accurately, being indestructible, or, more accurately, being» (Diaries)
April 2001 «Some deny the existence of misery by pointing to the sun; he denies the existence of the sun by pointing to misery» (Diaries)

August 2001

«Oh God, he thought, what an exhausting job I've picked on!» (Gregor Samsa after his metamorphosis)
October 2001 «He has the feeling that merely by being alive he is blocking his own way. From this sense of hindrance, in turn, he deduces the proof that he is alive.» («He»)
November 2001 «Betrayed! Betrayed! A false alarm on the night bell once answered - it cannot be made good, not ever» (A Country Doctor)
December 2001 «He runs after facts like a beginner learning to skate, who, furthermore, practices somewhere where it is forbidden» («He»)
February 2002«Life's splendor forever lies in wait about each one of us in all its fullness, but veiled from view, deep down, invisible, far off. It is there, though, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you summon it by the right word, by its right name, it will come.» (Diaries)
March 2002«The bone of his own forehead obstructs his way; he knocks himself bloody against his own forehead» (Diaries)
October 2002«Beyond a certain point there is no return. This point has to be reached.» (Aphorisms)
January 2003«Evil knows of the Good, but Good does not know of the Evil. Knowledge of oneself is something only Evil has» (Aphorisms)
June 2003«No one else could ever be admitted here, since this gate was made only for you. I am now going to shut it» (Before the Law)
September 2003«You have been in the village a few days and already think you know everything better than everyone here» (The Castle)
January 2004«What has happened to me? he thought. It was no dream. His room, a regular human bedroom, only rather too small, lay quiet between the four familiar walls» (The Metamorphosis)

June 2004

«My death boat went off course; a wrong turn of the wheel, a moment's absence of mind on the part of the helmsman, the distraction of my lovely native country»

(The Hunter Gracchus)

---------- The Kafka Project - New Version 2005 ---------

November 2004:  «Only after death, only in solitude, does a man’s true nature emerge. In death, as on the chimney sweep’s Saturday night, the soot gets washed from his body» (Diaries)

April 2005: «He has the feeling that merely by being alive he is blocking his own way. From this sense of hindrance, in turn, he deduces the proof that he is alive» (Aphorisms)

September 2005:  «Even in Alexander's day the gates of India were beyond reach, yet the King's sword pointed the way to them. Today the gates have receded to remoter and loftier places; no one points the way; many carry swords, but only to brandish them, and the eye that tries to follow them is confused» («The New Advocate»)

June 2006: «I waver, continually fly to the summit of the mountain, but cannot stay up there for more than a moment. Others waver too, but in lower regions, with greater strength; if they are in danger of falling, they are caught up by the kinsman who walks beside them for that purpose. But I waver on the heights; it is not death, alas, but the eternal torments of dying» (Diaries)

December 2006: «I write differently from the way I speak, I speak differently from the way I think, I think differently from the way I should think - and so it goes on into the darkest depths of infinity» (Letter to Ottla, July 10, 1914)

April 2007:  «The only thing for me to go on doing is to keep my intellingence calm and analytical to the end» (Josef K. to himself before his execution)


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