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* franz kafka quotes.

“I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.”
“He was a tool of the boss, without brains or backbone.” 
“How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all this nonsense”
“What’s happened to me, it was no dream.”
“The blend of absurd, surreal and mundane which gave rise to the adjective “kafkaesque.”
“Calm —indeed the calmest— reflection might be better than the most confused decisions.”
“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.”
“I only fear danger where I want to fear it.”
“A picture of my existence… would show a useless wooden stake covered in snow… stuck loosely at a slant in the ground in a ploughed field on the edge of a vast open plain on a dark winter night.”
“It was half past six and the hands were quietly moving forwards.”
“We can’t carry on like this. Maybe you can’t see it, but I can. I don’t want to call this monster my brother, all I can say is: we have to try and get rid of it.”
“Was he an animal if music could captivate him so?”
“It seemed to him that he was being shown the way to the unknown nourishment he had been yearning for.”
“Calm consideration was much better than rushing to desperate conclusions.”
“ You are free, and that is why you are lost.”
“The meaning of life is that it stops.”
“From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.”
“I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.”
“Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.”
“In a fight between you and the world,  back the world.”
“Evil is whatever distracts.”
“With the strongest of lights,  one is able to dispel the world.”
“Hiding places are beyond number and yet only one deliverance. But there are as many chances for deliverance as there are hiding places.”

I long for you. I, who usually long without longing as though I am unconscious and absorbed in neutrality and apathy, really, utterly, long for you // Franz Kafka.

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But you can’t love someone back to life

Annabel Scholey as Antoinette de Bourbon / Henry Cavill as Claude de Guise 

THEY FOUND FRANZ LISZT’S VOICE YOU GUYS

I KNEW IT I FUCKING KNEW IT I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN EVENTUALLY but yEAH. GUYS. FRANZ LISZT’S VOICE IS OUT THERE ON WAX CYLINDER AND I AM FREAKING OUT OKAY LIKE. I was gonna type this out as I was listening to him but i couldn’t because holy shit his voice is everything I could ever wish for I swear I could feel myself melting in my chair. It’s really hard to hear because wax cylinder recordings are all crackly and shit but Liszt’s voice has this really chocolatey, buttery quality to it, like his piano hands are caressing your vocal cords as he speaks. g o d.  G O D. It’s as though he came back to life and is seducing people all over again.