"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."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Franz Kafka on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Franz Kafka on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Franz Kafka on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Franz Kafka on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Franz Kafka on Mark Twain
"Sensual love deceives one as to the nature of heavenly love it could not do so alone, but since it unconsciously has the element of heavenly love within it, it can do so."
"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."
"Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."
"Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."
"My 'fear' is my substance, and probably the best part of me."