because his name is Kafka

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Did you know that Kafka was a really good writer? You should.
Here's some aphorisms, from his aphorism stage:

1. "The true way goes over a rope which is not stretched at any great height but just above the ground. It seems more designed to make people stumble that to be walked upon."

36. "One cannot pay the Evil One in installments - and yet one perpetually tries to do it."

3. "There are two cardinal sins from which all the others spring: impatience and laziness. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of laziness we cannot return. Perhaps, however, there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out, because of impatience we cannot return."

29. "The crows maintain that a single crow could destroy the heavens. Doubtless that is so, but it proves nothing against the heavens for the heavens signfy simply: the impossibility of crows."

26. "The animal snatches the whip from its master and whips itself so as to become master, and does not know that all this is only a fantasy caused by a new knot in the master's whiplash."


Miss Fortune has invited us to tea, so I must go. In fact, it was to take place at the Bastille, but because she is too busy, we will have to see her at Strasbourg/St. Denis. If you want my honest opinion, I think she's just to lazy to move her ass from her boyfriend's apartment. I'm really lucky I'm not that busy.