Franz Kafka


I am as empty as a person can be. You cannot make me feel. All I have are these chains and I have to keep them for they are the only thing that remains. 

Kafka is on the cover of German magazine Der Spiegel this week. If you understand German, you have an article about it here.I was tempted to translate a part of it and post it here, but my German is pretty awful. I wish I could get a copy though.
Thank you, starlightsecrecy for letting me know about this. 
"…you were free of everything except what was unquestionably locked within yourself."
Franz Kafka, from Letters To Milena 
"Then open yourself. Let the human person come forth. Breath in the air and the silence."
— Franz Kafka, from Diaries
"29 September. At one time I used to think: Nothing will destroy you, not this tough, clear empty head."
— Franz Kafka, Diaries 
"Self-control is something for which I do not strive. Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence."
— Franz Kafka, Aphorisms
"He who does not answer the questions has passed the test."
Franz Kafka, from The Test

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