Category: Franz Kafka

All I am is literature, and I am not able or w…

All I am is literature, and I am not able or willing to be anything else.

“For myself I am too heavy, and for you too light.”

“For myself I am too heavy, and for you too light.”

Franz Kafka

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty…”

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”

Franz Kafka

“I look for you everywhere; small gestures made by all kinds of people in the street remind me of…”

“I look for you everywhere; small gestures made by all kinds of people in the street remind me of you, by their similarity as much as by their differences, but I cannot say what is obsessing me; it obsesses me utterly and leaves no strength to express it.”

Franz Kafka

“And I kissed her, I kissed her — her mouth, her ears, her shoulders.”

“And I kissed her, I kissed her — her mouth, her ears, her shoulders.”

Franz Kafka

“A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.”

“A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.”

Franz Kafka

“I had been sad without any good reason. I am after all the most inconsistent person I know, and if I…”

“I had been sad without any good reason. I am after all the most inconsistent person I know, and if I did not love you once and for all, I would love you anyway simply for being unafraid of this inconsistency.”

Franz Kafka

“There are times when I am convinced I am unfit for any human relationship.”

“There are times when I am convinced I am unfit for any human relationship.”

Franz Kafka

“I never wish to be easily defined. I’d rather float over other people’s minds as something strictly…”

“I never wish to be easily defined. I’d rather float over other people’s minds as something strictly fluid and non-perceivable; more like a transparent, paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person.”

Franz Kafka

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty…”

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”

Franz Kafka