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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.
Adults who [hang] gifts of a ready-made education on the Christmas tree of a child waiting outside the door to life do not realize how unreceptive they are making the children to everything that constitutes the true surprise of life.

If a reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens out life with his lies.
A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.
Journalists write because they have nothing to say, and have something to say because they write.
How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The World of Posters," in Simplicissimus (Munich, 1909; repr. in In These Great Times: A Karl Kraus Reader, ed. by Harry Zohn, 1976).
R: Speech, 11/19/1914
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, `In Hollow Heads'
K: Nachts, ch. 5 (1918; repr. in Half-Truths and One-And-A Half-Truths: Selected Aphorisms, "In this War we are Dealing. . .," ed. by Harry Zohn, 1976).

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