As someone said to me — I can’t remember now who it was — it is really...– Franz Kafka
What will we do in these spring days that are now hurrying toward us? This...– Franz Kafka, Absently Gazing Out
Kafka’s hero is the man who believes in absolute freedom, but cannot have...– The World of Franz Kafka by Erich Heller
Sometimes I have thought she understood me without knowing it. For instance, the...– Franz, on Felice Bauer
When Kafka read aloud himself…humor became particularly clear. Thus, for...– from Franz Kafka: A Biography (1960)
A fine thing, black coffee!
“What?” said Karl. “You are a salesman all day and you study all night?” “Yes,” said the student, “there’s nothing else to be done…” “But when do you sleep?” asked Karl, looking at the student in wonder. “Oh, sleep!” said the student. “I’ll get some sleep when I’m finished with my studies. I...
‘If I had only spoken sooner, instead of looking out of the window,’...– from Amerika
‘Oh Karl, my Karl!’ she cried; it was as if her eyes were devouring...– from Amerika
…if Kafka wants to express the absurd, he will make use of consistency....– from ‘Hope and the Absurd in the Work of Franz Kafka’ by Albert Camus
Unfortunately one can never quite forget about them, especially during the night– Franz Kafka (via kafkaesque-world)
Everyone carries a room about inside him. This fact can even be proved by means...– Franz Kafka (via kafkaesque-world)
Nervous states of the worst sort control me without pause. Everything that is...– Franz Kafka, Diaries (via kafkaesque-world)