Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka, the Austrian philosopher and poet, once said:

You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen.

You need not even listen, simply wait.

You need not even wait, just learn to become quiet, and 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.”

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4 Responses to Franz Kafka

  1. Suzanne says:

    Kafka often seems a synonym for dour, but I’ve always liked his stuff.

  2. Kiwi Yogi says:

    Actually, I don’t know about him or his work, but I like this quote.

  3. Suzanne says:

    OOOOh, you haven’t lived until you’ve had to survey all the major existentialist tomes (Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, Camus) and then write a 15,000 word paper on it all. Talk about “all there is is this”! Still…in the story of my life that sure seems to unfold…it explains a lot.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Not surprised that you’ve read all those existentialist tomes! Probably very interesting if you’re into that kind of stuff.

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