Quotation by Franz Kafka

I can prove at any time that my education tried to make another person out of me than the one I became. It is for the harm, therefore, that my educators could have done me in accordance with their intentions that I reproach them; I demand from their hands the person I now am, and since they cannot give him to me, I make of my reproach and laughter a drumbeat sounding in the world beyond.
Franz Kafka (1883–1924), German novelist, short-story writer. The Diaries of Franz Kafka 1910-1923, 1910 entry, ed. Max Brod (1948).
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