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Quotation by Karl Kraus
Die Fackel (Vienna, July 2, 1907) Die Fackel (no. 406/12, Vienna, October 5, 1915) Die Fackel (Vienna, Dec. 15, 1913) quoted in Thomas Szasz, Anti-Freud: Karl Kraus's Criticism of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, ch. 8 (1976) Die Fackel (Vienna, February 15, 1909) Die Fackel (Vienna, Jan. 18, 1917)
"You are Herr Karl Kraus, aren't you?" asked a young man who was sharing my compartment on a train and who had overestimated my defenselessness. "No," I said, which meant that I admitted it. Because if I had been someone else, I would have started a conversation with that idiot.
Karl Kraus (1874–1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).
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