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Top 10 Franz Kafka Quotations

top 10 quotations by Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (1883–1924) was a Czech-speaking German-speaking Bohemian writer whose works have had a profound impact on modern literature. His writing is known for its surreal and existential themes, exploring the complexities of human identity, alienation, bureaucracy, and the absurdity of life. Kafka's best-known works include "The Metamorphosis," "The Trial," and "The Castle," which have earned him a reputation as one of the pioneers of literary modernism.

Franz Kafka's quotes offer a glimpse into his introspective and often philosophical perspective on life, human existence, and the intricate relationship between the individual and society. His writing continues to resonate with readers who find themselves drawn to the complexities of his literary exploration of the human condition.

"I am free and that is why I am lost." Franz Kafka

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

"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly." Franz Kafka

"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait, be quite 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

"I usually solve problems by letting them devour me." Franz Kafka

"In man's struggle against the world, bet on the world." Franz Kafka

"The meaning of life is that it stops." Franz Kafka

"I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness." Franz Kafka

"The true way is along a rope that is not spanned high in the air, but only just above the ground. It seems intended more to cause stumbling than to be walked upon." Franz Kafka

"Paths are made by walking." Franz Kafka

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