Letters to Milena

by Franz Kafka
Austria
3 Jul 1883 // 3 Jun 1924
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This is Love (1)

When one is alone, imperfection must be endured every minute of the day; a couple, however, does not have to put up with it. Arenít our eyes made to be torn out, and our hearts for the same purpose? ...

Fear Spread to Everything (2)

I am constantly trying to communicate something incommunicable, to explain something inexplicable, to tell about something I only feel in my bones and which can only be experienced in those bones. Ba...


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Letters to Milena

Franz Kafka

 

On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
Essays
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
Essays