Quotation by Franz Kafka

Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate ... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins.
Franz Kafka (1883–1924), German novelist, shortstory writer. The Diaries of Franz Kafka: 1910-1923, entry for Oct. 19, 1921, ed. Max Brod (1948).
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