...the books we need are the kind that act upon us like a misfortune, that make us suffer like the death of a person we love more than ourselves, that make us feel as though we were on the verge…
Quote by Franz Kafka
I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things.
Evil is whatever distracts.
Tyranny or slavery, born of selfishness, are the two educational methods of parents; all gradations...
Writers speak stench.
Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.
The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man.
No sooner said than done - so acts your man of worth.
One tells as few lies as possible only by telling as few lies as possible,...
In a certain sense the Good is comfortless.
Religions get lost as people do.
One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
Sensual love deceives one as to the nature of heavenly love; it could not do...
Association with human beings lures one into self-observation.
A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of...
The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and, at the same time,...
Don't despair, not even over the fact that you don't despair.
It is comforting to reflect that the disproportion of things in the world seems to...
In the fight between you and the world, back the world.
He who seeks does not find, but he who does not seek will be found.