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The Week… An aromatic cup of coffee with Franz Kafka

September 12, 2010 by · No comments

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By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.

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A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.

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From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.

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God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.

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I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things.

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Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.

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In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: to believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.

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It is comforting to reflect that the disproportion of things in the world seems to be only arithmetical.

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One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer.

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Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence.

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The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and, at the same time, it is common to all, hence the incomparably indivisible union that exists between human beings.

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Writers speak stench.

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We all have wings, but they have not been of any avail to us and if we could tear them off, we would do so.

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Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

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