Culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of subsistence disappear behind the purpose of existence. Civilization is the subordination of the latter to the former.
Quote by Karl Kraus
Karl Kraus Quotes
Someone who can write aphorisms should not fritter away his time in essays.
An idea's birth is legitimate if one has the feeling that one is catching oneself...
No ideas and the ability to express them - that's a journalist
Intercourse with a woman is sometimes a satisfactory substitute for masturbation. But it takes a...
There is no more unfortunate creature under the sun than a fetishist who yearns for...
No ideas and the ability to express them - that's a journalist.
A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful.
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
My unconscious knows more about the consciousness of the psychologist than his consciousness knows about...
Democracy means the opportunity to be everyone's slave.
Justice is a whore that won't let herself be stiffed, and collects the wages of...
Matrimony is the union of meanness and martyrdom.
Jealousy is a dog's bark which attracts thieves
Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
I had a terrible vision: I saw an encyclopedia walk up to a polymath and...
You would be surprised how hard it often is to translate an action into thought.
I am already so popular that anyone who vilifies me becomes more popular than I...
Science is spectral analysis. Art is light synthesis.
Journalists write because they have nothing to say, and have something to say because they...
Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer...