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Evidence of a real pre-existence: I have seen you before, the marvels of primeval times and at the end of time.
— Franz Kafka, from The Blue Octavo Notebooks
I am standing on a piece of waste land. Why I have not been set down in a better country I do not know. Am I not worth it?
— Franz Kafka, from The Blue Octavo Notebooks
We too must suffer all the suffering around us.
— Franz Kafka, from The Blue Octavo Notebooks
Life is merely terrible; I feel it as few others do. Often - and in my inmost self perhaps all the time - I doubt whether I am a human being.
— Franz Kafka
This morning, for the first time in a long time, the joy again of imagining a knife twisted in my heart.
— Franz Kafka, from Diaries
I have spent all my life resisting the desire to end it.
— Franz Kafka, from Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings 
dialectic: Hi, do you have any other blogs, apart from drunk-on-books, and could you recommend any blogs which have a lot of prose text posts? Thank you. :)

I do have another one, hiems-aeterna, but I do not post a lot of prose text posts there. 

I follow larmoyante and violentwavesofemotion, you would probably like them. :)

jesus-needs-therapy: What is your favourite quote? Not only by Kafka but in general.

I really tried to answer this but I can’t. No matter how hard I try, I can’t choose only one, haha. You can read some of my favorite quotes here, though.

Anonymous: What are some of your other favorite writers?

I truly love Nabokov’s writing style. I like Poe, Hesse, Dostoyevsky, Wilde, Orwell; I like Bulgakov too even though I only read one of his books. 

I have to mention Danilo Kiš, Ivo Andrić, Meša Selimović and Borislav Pekić even though not everyone is familiar with their works. 

This tremendous world I have inside of me. How to free myself, and this world, without tearing myself to pieces. And rather tear myself to a thousand pieces than be buried with this world within me.
— Franz Kafka
tarkei-androvsky: Why did you choose to make a blog about kafka? Is he your favourite writer?

He is one of my favorite writers. I made this blog as a way to preserve the sentences I liked and to share them with other people. I never guessed that so many people will read them and follow this blog.

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