Franz Kafka

from The Blue Octavo Notebooks
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"Kafka is a ‘writer of absence’, describing a world that remains religious in its structure but in which the central place belonging to God is empty."
— S. Zizek, Less than nothing
1093
easymomentsandobsession:

The Trial (1962), dir. Orson Welles
2171
"All is imaginary - family, office, friends, the street, all imaginary, far away or close at hand."
— Franz Kafka, Diaries
96
"How can one heart, one heart not entirely sound, bear so much discontent and the incessant tugging of so much desire?"
— Franz Kafka, Diaries
543
"Accept your symptoms, don’t complain of them; immerse yourself in your suffering."
— Franz Kafka, Diaries
1774
"Eternal youth is impossible; even if there were no other obstacle, introspection would make it impossible."
— Franz Kafka 
172
"I dreamt that I heard Goethe reciting, with infinite freedom & arbitrariness."
— Franz Kafka, Diaries
93
"It is no ordinary bird that flies out of a chimney."
— Franz Kafka, Diaries
92
"A small bird flew out of a nearby chimney, perched on its edge, looked about, soared, and flew away."
— Franz Kafka, Diaries
51


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