35 Franz Kafka Quotes About Life, Love & Metamorphosis

35 Franz Kafka Quotes About Life, Love & Metamorphosis

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Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a German Language writer who was into visionary fiction writing and was very popular in the 20th century. He studied law intending to become a lawyer, but later, he worked in an Insurance company. Even though he had a defined career, he spent most of his time writing. For 12 years, he pursued writing and gave the world several classics, like The Metamorphosis, The Letter to Felice, The Castle, Letter to Melina, and more.

Most of his write-ups were surrounded by existentialism and surrealism, which was relatively new at that time and people used to love reading such bohemian classics. And to give him the honour, English Dictionary added a new word for describing real-life situations of life- “Kafkaesque.”

Kafka was a nuanced thinker, and there is a lot to get inspired from him. Turtle Quotes has gathered some best Franz Kafka quotes that will help you understand life differently.

Franz Kafka Metamorphosis Quotes

Metamorphosis is a very famous book of Kafka where he had shared his viewpoint on ‘one changing itself into something new.’ Here are some Franz Kafka Metamorphosis quotes.

“I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Source: The Metamorphosis

“He is terribly afraid of dying because he hasn’t yet lived.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Source: The Metamorphosis

“When one pursues material means, a savage awakens within us and forces us to oppose the laws of humanity.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Source: The Metamorphosis

“Was he an animal, that music could move him so? He felt as if the way to the unknown nourishment he longed for were coming to light.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Source: The Metamorphosis

“Follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Source: The Metamorphosis
Franz Kafka Metamorphosis Quotes
“Calm —indeed the calmest— reflection might be better than the most confused decisions.”
SOURCE: THE METAMORPHOSIS

“It’s only because of their stupidity that they’re able to be so sure of themselves.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Source: The Metamorphosis

“The door could not be heard slamming; they had probably left it open, as is the custom in homes where a great misfortune has occurred.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Source: The Metamorphosis

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Source: The Metamorphosis

“How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all this nonsense…,”

FRANZ KAFKA
Source: The Metamorphosis

“Writing, when it springs from within, is like giving birth, and the child is covered in mucus.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Source: The Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka Love Quotes

Here are some handpicked Franz Kafka love quotes that you can use as a caption.

Franz Kafka Love Quotes
“I am caught in a tide of sorrow and love which is carrying me away from writing.”
SOURCE: LETTER TO FELICE

“I no longer know If I wish to drown myself in love, vodka or the sea.”

FRANZ KAFKA

“In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing.”

FRANZ KAFKA

“You are the knife I turn inside myself; that is love. That, my dear, is love.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Source: Letter To Felice

“Written kisses don’t reach their destination, rather they are drunk on the way by the ghosts.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Source: Letter To Milena

“I look a girl in the eye and it was a very long love story with thunder and kisses and lightning. I live fast.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Franz Kafka Love Quotes
“I can love only what I can place so high above me that I cannot reach it.”
SOURCE: LETTERS TO FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND EDITORS

“Should I be grateful or should I curse the fact that despite all misfortune I can still feel love, an unearthly love but still for earthly objects.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Source: The Metamorphosis

“Love has as few problems as a motor car. The only problems are the driver, the passengers, and the road.”

FRANZ KAFKA

“Every thing that you love, you will eventually lose, but in the end, love will return in a different form.”

FRANZ KAFKA

“Love is, that you are the knife which I plunge into myself.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Source: Letter To Milena

“Love is a drama of contradictions.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Franz Kafka Love Quotes
“I passed by the brothel as though past the house of a beloved.”

Franz Kafka Quotes About Life

You will notice in Franz Kafka’s novels and short stories that he had a different view of life. Check out some best Franz Kafka quotes about life.

“Photography concentrates one’s eye on the superficial. For that reason it obscures the hidden life which glimmers through the outlines of things like a play of light and shade.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Source: Letter To Felice

“Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.”

FRANZ KAFKA

“You are at once both the quiet and the confusion of my heart.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Source: Letter To Felice

“People label themselves with all sorts of adjectives. I can only pronounce myself as ‘nauseatingly miserable beyond repair’.”

FRANZ KAFKA

“Only the moment counts. It determines life.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Franz Kafka Quotes About Life
“I never imagined that so many days would ultimately make such a small life.”

“Life is merely terrible; I feel it as few others do. Often — and in my inmost self perhaps all the time — I doubt whether I am a human being.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Source: Letter To Felice

“I have spent all my life resisting the desire to end it.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Source: Letter To Milena

“The meaning of life is that it stops.”

FRANZ KAFKA

“Do not waste your time looking for an obstacle – maybe there is none.”

FRANZ KAFKA

“Time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible, then one must try to wriggle through by subtle manoeuvres.”

FRANZ KAFKA
Source: Letter To Felice

If you are into Bohemian writing, you would have loved reading Franz Kafka quotes. It’s amazing how he had attained so much fame at such a young age. There is a lot you can learn from Kafka. Share these Franz Kafka quotes with your loved ones and inspire them.

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