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Karl Kraus
(1874-1936) born on
Apr 28
Austrian journalist, critic, playwright, poet. He has been compared to Juvenal and Jonathan Swift for his satiric vision and command of language.
         
   
F
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.

R
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
A
A weak man has doubts before a decision; a strong man has them afterwards.
N
Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes.
K
Artists have a right to be modest and a duty to be vain.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Discovery of the North Pole" (first published in Die Fackel, Vienna, 1909; repr. in In These Great Times: A Karl Kraus Reader, ed. by Harry Zohn, 1976).
R: Die Fackel (Vienna, 7 Nov. 1912; repr. in Thomas Szasz, Anti-Freud: Karl Kraus's Criticism of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, ch. 8, 1976).
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: Pro Domo et Mundo, ch. 3 --4 (1912). Quoted in: Thomas Szasz, Anti-Freud: Karl Kraus's Criticism of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, ch. 8 (1976).
K: Photograph caption. Quoted in: In These Great Times: A Karl Kraus Reader (ed. by Harry Zohn, 1976).
   


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