A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet.
Franz Kafka (1883-1924)