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Franz Kafka

Since I love you (and I do love you, you stupid one, as the sea loves a pebble in its depths, this is just how my love engulfs you – and may I in turn be the pebble with you, if Heaven permits), I love the whole world and this includes your left shoulder, no,… Continue reading Franz Kafka

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Franz Kafka

I am dirty, Milena, endlessly dirty, that is why I make such a fuss about cleanliness. None sing as purely as those in deepest hell; it is their singing we take for the singing of angels. — Franz Kafka, Letters to Milena. (Schocken; Rev Upd edition April 7, 1990)

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Franz Kafka

By the way, do you know the joys of being alone, walking alone, lying in the sun alone? Which doesn’t mean I have anything against doing things in twos, and not much against doing them in threes. But what a joy it is for the tormented, for heart and head! Do you know what I… Continue reading Franz Kafka

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