How baffling these questions are, questions on which one would prefer not to touch – I understand that standpoint too, even better than my own – and yet questions to which I completely capitulated. Why do I not do as the others: live in harmony with my people and accept in silence whatever disturbs the harmony?" (Franz Kafka: Investigations of a Dog)

There are three things: Seeing yourself as something alien, forgetting the sight, and remembering the gaze. Or only two, since the second contains the third." (Kafka: Blue Octavo Notebooks)

The right perception of any matter and a misunderstanding of the same matter do not wholly exclude each other." (Kafka: The Trial)


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