Leopards break into the temple and drink the sacrificial chalices dry; this occurs repeatedly, again and again; finally it can be reckoned upon beforehand and becomes part of the ceremony.
Quote by Franz Kafka
A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
Writers speak stench.
The Bible is a sanctum; the world, sputum.
Isn't it only natural to leave a place where one is so bitterly hated?...The heroism...
My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication - it makes them sociable....
He who seeks does not find, but he who does not seek will be found.
It is comforting to reflect that the disproportion of things in the world seems to...
Association with human beings lures one into self-observation.
Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza.
Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of...
Don't despair, not even over the fact that you don't despair.
Evil is whatever distracts.
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
Test yourself on mankind. It is something that makes the doubter doubt, the believer believe.
In the fight between you and the world, back the world.
Books are a narcotic
Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
Books are a narcotic.
I see, lady, the gentleman is not in your books.
He that reads and grows no wiser seldom suspects his own deficiency, but complains of...