8 Oct

“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for? 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.” -Kafka

….so I realize this is dramatic, but I like it.

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  1. Vintage Barbie October 13, 2010 at 5:29 am #

    Lots of passion in this. I wish I’d gone to school with Kafka. I wish I were his first girlfriend. Imagine the conversations!! But if we’d met as teenagers, conversation would probably not be his main objective, deny it though he might.

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