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Franz Kafka
(1882-1924) born on
Jul 03
Austrian author, poet. His visionary fiction expressed themes of loneliness, "The Trial," 1925 and "The Castle," 1926.
         
   
F
I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us.

R
It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking. . . in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet.
A
The dream reveals the reality which conception lags behind. That is the horror of life -- the terror of art.
N
All human errors are impatience, a premature breaking off of methodical procedure, an apparent fencing-in of what is apparently at issue.
K
One must not cheat anybody, not even the world of one's triumph.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Fluther Good, in "The Plough and the Stars," act 1.
R: "The Collected Aphorisms," no. 109, Oct 1917-Feb 1918.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: "The Collected Aphorisms," no. 2, Oct 1917-Feb 1918.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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