So then you’re free?’
‘Yes, I’m free,’ said Karl, and nothing seemed more worthless than his freedom.
All knowledge, the totality of all questions and answers, is contained in the dog.
It certainly was not my intention to make you suffer, yet i have done so; obviously it never will be my intention to make you suffer, yet I shall always do so.
What if I slept a little more and forgot about all this nonsense.
The right understanding of any matter and a misunderstanding of the same matter do not wholly exclude each other.
Nothing unites two people so completely, especially if, like you and me, all they have is words.
Sleep is the most innocent creature there is and a sleepless man
the most guilty.
If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skull, why then do we read it?
Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested.
I lack nothing. I only needed myself.
What I write is different from what I say, what I say is different from what I think, what I think is different from what I ought to think and so it goes further into the deepest darkness.
But sleep? On a night like this? What an idea! Just think of how many thoughts a blanket smothers while one lies alone in bed, and how many unhappy dreams it keeps warm.
I can love only what I can place so high above me that I cannot reach it.
Writing is a deeper sleep than death.
Just as one wouldn't pull a corpse from its grave,
I can't be dragged from my desk at night.
He was a tool of the boss, without brains or backbone.
What do I have in common with Jews? I don't even have anything in common with myself.
I have hardly anything in common with myself and should stand very quietly in a corner, content that I can breathe.
No," said the priest, "you don't need to accept everything as true, you only have to accept it as necessary." "Depressing view," said K. "The lie made into the rule of the world.
Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.