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“The meaning of life is that it stops.” — Franz Kafka

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anita_margarita
Mar. 3rd, 2014 10:34 pm (UTC)
So does each day, rocks when they hit the bottom of a bucket, and my fist when it gets to the wall, but that doesn't make them profound.
felixwas
Mar. 4th, 2014 11:54 am (UTC)
Watch it, or the ghost of Franz will turn you into a giant bug.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 5th, 2014 03:07 am (UTC)
For Kafka, that was his reality as his life most certainly stopped before he finished The Castle. World Lit 1973 SBU, Sister Phyllis-This work and Camus' The plague. Didn't get them...still don't-Holiday
felixwas
Mar. 5th, 2014 12:06 pm (UTC)
Everybody knows Butch Butchello finished the Castle.
nodressrehersal
Mar. 6th, 2014 02:03 pm (UTC)
I accept that as a fact of life, but not the meaning.
felixwas
Mar. 7th, 2014 01:34 am (UTC)
Read this—even just a little—and then you'll see how much Kafka understand the meaning of life—or not:

http://www.herzogbr.net/kafka/supplicant.htm
nodressrehersal
Mar. 7th, 2014 02:09 am (UTC)
I don't know...reads like a rather tortured soul. Don't know one thing about him, I'm ashamed to say.
felixwas
Mar. 7th, 2014 02:31 am (UTC)
It's been years and years since I read Kafka, and even at that, I only know this short story; The Metamorphosis; and In the Penal Colony. All weird, weird, weird.
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"The path's not yours till you've gone it alone a time." – William Carlos Williams

“Filling this empty space constitutes my identity.” – Twyla Tharp

"My definition of peace is having no noise in my head." – Eric Clapton

"The wreckage of the sky serves to confirm us in delicious error." – John Ashbery

"We are all here by the grace of the big bang. We are all literally the stuff of the stars." – Dwight Owsley

"For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream." – Vincent van Gogh

"It is only with the heart that one can see right; what is essential is invisible to the eye." — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"Forget about being a perfectionist, because entropy always wins out in the end." – Darren Kaufman.

"Impermanence. Impermanence. Impermanence." – Garry Shandling

"Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion." – Mark Twain

"There is no realm wherein we have the truth." – Gordon Lish

"Actual life is full of false clues and sign-posts that lead nowhere." – E.M. Forster

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