Saturday, July 3, 2010

Meandering in the stacks . . .

Today is the birthday of Franz Kafka (July 3, 1883 – June 3, 1924), novelist and writer of short stories.

"A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die." - Franz Kafka

"Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." - Franz Kafka

"A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it." - Franz Kafka

"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." - Franz Kafka

"A stair not worn hollow by footsteps is, regarded from its own point of view, only a boring something made of wood." - Franz Kafka

"He who seeks does not find, but he who does not seek will be found." - Franz Kafka

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

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