Franz Kafka Biography

Occup.Novelist
FromAustria
BornJuly 3, 1883
Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary
DiedJune 3, 1924
Kierling, Lower Austria, Austria
CauseTuberculosis
Aged40 years
Franz Kafka was born on July 3, 1883, in Prague, which during that time was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (now the Czech Republic). He was the initial of six children born to Hermann and also Julie Kafka. His father, a successful entrepreneur that owned a clothes and also devices store, applied a significant impact on Kafka's life and also work. Despite this, Kafka often portrayed their partnership as conflicted and also unsupportive, which might be seen in a few of his later literary works. His mom, who came from a well-to-do family members, was in charge of giving a cultured as well as enlightened environment for him and his siblings.

Kafka's early education was at the German-language grade school and after that at the Altstädter Staatsgymnasium, an elite high school for children, where he excelled in his researches. In 1901, Kafka signed up at the Charles-Ferdinand University in Prague, where he studied law. He had problem with his training course lots and the expectations positioned upon him, but regardless of his problems, he finished in 1906. After finishing, Kafka took a position at a state insurance policy agency, which he held for nearly a year prior to moving to a different insurance policy firm. Though he worked there for nearly ten years, Kafka found his work tedious and unexciting, which somewhat added to his creating occupation as a getaway from his ordinary life.

Kafka began composing in his adolescent years and also continued to create throughout his adult life. His very first released work, "The Judgment", showed up in 1912, and it was complied with by various short stories and also novellas. A few of his most well-known works include "The Metamorphosis" (1915), "The Trial" (1925), and also "The Castle" (1926). Kafka's creating deals with themes of isolation, existential angst, and also the burden of regret, commonly containing ridiculous and dreamlike scenarios. His distinct writing style has actually been referred to as "Kafkaesque" and also continues to mesmerize readers and scholars alike.

During his life time, Kafka created close links with a number of other writers as well as artists, including Max Brod, a friend who became his literary executor. Despite Kafka's demand to have all his unpublished jobs destroyed after his death, Brod published several of Kafka's jobs posthumously, helping to develop Kafka's reputation as one of the most prominent writers of the 20th century.

Kafka had a difficult lovemaking, with a number of considerable relationships throughout his life, including Felice Bauer, that he was two times involved to however never married. He additionally had relationships with Milena Jesensk√° and also Dora Diamant. Throughout his life, Kafka had problem with his wellness and also was identified with consumption in 1917, which aggravated for many years.

In 1924, Kafka's health started to decline quickly, and he relocated to the Kierlinger Sanatorium simply outside Vienna. On June 3, 1924, Franz Kafka died at the age of 40. After his death, his name became associated with literary works that delves into the surreal, difficult, and frequently ridiculous aspects of human existence. His contributions to the world of literary works continue to resonate and also affect countless authors and also viewers to now.

Our collection contains 64 quotes who is written / told by Franz.

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64 Famous quotes by Franz Kafka

Small: In a certain sense the Good is comfortless
"In a certain sense the Good is comfortless"
Small: Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty, if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away
"Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty, if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away; but this opinion was all that he was permitted"
Small: Association with human beings lures one into self-observation
"Association with human beings lures one into self-observation"
Small: Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old
"Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old"
Small: Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his
"Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins"
Small: Always first draw fresh breath after outbursts of vanity and complacency
"Always first draw fresh breath after outbursts of vanity and complacency"
Small: A stair not worn hollow by footsteps is, regarded from its own point of view, only a boring something m
"A stair not worn hollow by footsteps is, regarded from its own point of view, only a boring something made of wood"
Small: A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it
"A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it"
Small: A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die
"A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die"
Small: A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us
"A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us"
Small: A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us
"A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us"
Small: Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty nev
"Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old"
Small: You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply
"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet 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"
Small: The spirit becomes free only when it ceases to be a support
"The spirit becomes free only when it ceases to be a support"
Small: The relationship to ones fellow man is the relationship of prayer, the relationship to oneself is the r
"The relationship to one's fellow man is the relationship of prayer, the relationship to oneself is the relationship of striving; it is from prayer that one draws the strength for one's striving"
Small: The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man
"The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man"
Small: The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and, at the same time, it is common to all
"The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and, at the same time, it is common to all, hence the incomparably indivisible union that exists between human beings"
Small: The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler
"The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler"
Small: The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with our life gives it the appearance of being infinite
"The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with our life gives it the appearance of being infinite"
Small: The experience of life consists of the experience which the spirit has of itself in matter and as matte
"The experience of life consists of the experience which the spirit has of itself in matter and as matter, in mind and as mind, in emotion, as emotion, etc"
Small: The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual. That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements
"The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual. That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements that declare all former things worthless are in the right, for nothing has yet happened"
Small: The Bible is a sanctum the world, sputum
"The Bible is a sanctum; the world, sputum"
Small: Test yourself on mankind. It is something that makes the doubter doubt, the believer believe
"Test yourself on mankind. It is something that makes the doubter doubt, the believer believe"
Small: One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which
"One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer"
Small: Not everyone can see the truth, but he can be it
"Not everyone can see the truth, but he can be it"
Small: No sooner said than done - so acts your man of worth
"No sooner said than done - so acts your man of worth"
Small: My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication - it makes them sociable.
"My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication - it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness - it is all that I have - and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well"
Small: My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted
"My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted"
Small: My fear is my substance, and probably the best part of me
"My "fear" is my substance, and probably the best part of me"
Small: May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air
"May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air"
Small: Martyrs do not underrate the body, they allow it to be elevated on the cross. In this they are at one w
"Martyrs do not underrate the body, they allow it to be elevated on the cross. In this they are at one with their antagonists"
Small: Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than at rest, since at res
"Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than at rest, since at rest they may be sitting in the balance without knowing it, being weighed together with their sins"
Small: It is only our conception of time that makes us call the Last Judgement by this name. It is, in fact, a
"It is only our conception of time that makes us call the Last Judgement by this name. It is, in fact, a kind of martial law"
Small: If I shall exist eternally, how shall I exist tomorrow?
"If I shall exist eternally, how shall I exist tomorrow?"
Small: Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues
"Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues"
Small: I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy
"I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy"
Small: I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things
"I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things"
Small: How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with, say, my knowledge of my room. There is no s
"How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with, say, my knowledge of my room. There is no such thing as observation of the inner world, as there is of the outer world"
Small: How can one take delight in the world unless one flees to it for refuge?
"How can one take delight in the world unless one flees to it for refuge?"
Small: Hiding places there are innumerable, escape is only one, but possibilities of escape, again, are as man
"Hiding places there are innumerable, escape is only one, but possibilities of escape, again, are as many as hiding places"
Small: Hesitation before birth. If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My
"Hesitation before birth. If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth"
Small: Heaven is dumb, echoing only the dumb
"Heaven is dumb, echoing only the dumb"
Small: He who seeks does not find, but he who does not seek will be found
"He who seeks does not find, but he who does not seek will be found"
Small: We are separated from God on two sides the Fall separates us from Him, the Tree of Life separates Him f
"We are separated from God on two sides; the Fall separates us from Him, the Tree of Life separates Him from us"
Small: We all have wings, but they have not been of any avail to us and if we could tear them off, we would do
"We all have wings, but they have not been of any avail to us and if we could tear them off, we would do so"
Small: God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them
"God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them"
Small: From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached
"From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached"
Small: Evil is whatever distracts
"Evil is whatever distracts"
Small: Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy
"Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy"
Small: Dread of night. Dread of not-night
"Dread of night. Dread of not-night"
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