Kinetic Head of Franz Kafka, Prague /Jindřich Nosek Courtesy: Creative Commons via Wikimedia.
CAIRO - 4 July 2017: Franz Kafka was a German language novelist who was born on July 3, 1883. Kafka is considered one of the most prominent figures of the 20th century literature. His famous works include ‘’Die Verwandlung’’ (The Metamorphosis), Der process (The Trial) and Das Schloss (The Castle).
Kafka’s laryngeal tuberculosis worsened, as a result he died on June 3, 1924. He was unknown during his lifetime and became famous soon after his death.
Monday, July 3 marked the birthday of Kafka; here are some of his famous quotes
1- “A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
2- “God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.”
3- “Faith, like a guillotine. As heavy, as light.”
4- “The meaning of life is that it stops.”
5- “All language is but a poor translation.”
6- “Beyond a certain point there is no return. This point has to be reached.”
7- “First impressions are always unreliable.”
8- “Calm —indeed the calmest— reflection might be better than the most confused decisions.”
9- “Paths are made by walking.”
10- “I can love only what I can place so high above me that I cannot reach it.”