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Paths are made by walking.

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Yours(now I'm even losing my name - it was getting shorter and shorter all the time and is now: Yours)

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The Kafka paradox: art depends on truth, but truth, being indivisable, cannot know itself: to tell the truth is to lie. thus the writer is the truth, and yet when he speaks he lies.

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We photograph things in order to drive them out of our minds. My stories are a way of shutting my eyes.

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

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A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.

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Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.

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I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us.

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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.

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A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.

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I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness.

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May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air.

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This tremendous world I have inside of me. How to free myself, and this world, without tearing myself to pieces. And rather tear myself to a thousand pieces than be buried with this world within me.

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The meaning of life is that it stops.

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All I am is literature, and I am not able or willing to be anything else.

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L'éternité, c'est long ... surtout vers la fin.

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I need solitude for my writing; not 'like a hermit' - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man.

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Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.

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We need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.

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