Franz Kafka

"Scratch your flesh raw between your toes, but you won’t find the answer."
— Franz Kafka, A Report to an Academy
"I can love only what I can place so high above me that I cannot reach it."
— Franz Kafka, from a letter to Max Brod 
"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, from Diaries 
"I belong to you; there is really no other way of expressing it, and that is not strong enough."
— Franz Kafka, Letters to Felice

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"I’m a cage, in search of a bird."
"Why am I a human being, with all the torments this extremely vague and horribly responsible condition entails? Why am I not, for example, the happy wardrobe in your room, which has you in full view whenever you’re sitting in your chair or at your desk or when you’re lying down or sleeping? Why am I not that?"
— Franz Kafka, Letters to Milena
"The wish for an unthinking, reckless solitude. To be face to face only with myself."
— Franz Kafka, from Diaries

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