Letters to Felice‎ Quotes.

1. "You are at once both the quiet and the confusion of my heart; imagine my heartbeat when you are in this state."
- Franz Kafka, Letters to Felice‎

2. "It certainly was not my intention to make you suffer, yet i have done so; obviously it never will be my intention to make you suffer, yet I shall always do so."
- Franz Kafka, Letters to Felice‎

3. "Nothing unites two people so completely, especially if, like you and me, all they have is words."
- Franz Kafka, Letters to Felice‎

4. "Each of us has his own way of emerging from the underworld, mine is by writing. That's why the only way I can keep going, if at all, is by writing, not through rest and sleep. I am far more likely to achieve peace of mind through writing than the capacity to write through peace."
- Franz Kafka, Letters to Felice‎

5. "You will get to know me better; there are still a number of horrible recesses in me that you don’t know."
- Franz Kafka, Letters to Felice‎

6. "No, I didn't imagine my being alone with you the way you do. If I want the impossible, I want it in its entirety. Entirely alone, dearest, I wanted us to be entirely alone on this earth, entirely alone under the sky, and to lead my life, my life that is yours, without distraction and with complete concentration, in you."
- Franz Kafka, Letters to Felice‎

7. "The fact that no one knows where I am is my only happiness. If only I could prolong this forever! It would be far more just than death. I am empty and futile in every corner of my being, even in my unhappiness."
- Franz Kafka, Letters to Felice‎

8. "But when I want to draw close to someone, and fully commit myself, then my misery is assured. Then I am nothing, and what can I do with nothingness? I must admit that your letter this morning (by the afternoon it had changed) arrived at just the right moment; I was in need of those very words."
- Franz Kafka, Letters to Felice‎

9. "One has either to take people as they are, or leave them as they are. One cannot change them, one can merely disturb their balance. A human being, after all, is not made up of single pieces, from which a single piece can be taken out and replaced by something else."
- Franz Kafka, Letters to Felice‎

10. "Once again I have told you so little, and have asked no questions, and once again I must close. But not a single answer and, even more certainly, not a single question shall be lost. There exists some kind of sorcery by which two people, without seeing each other, without talking to each other, can at least discover the greater part about each other’s past, literally in a flash, without having to tell each other all and everything; but this, after all, is almost an instrument of Black Magic (without seeming to be) which, although never without reward, one would certainly never resort to with impunity. Therefore I won’t say it, unless you guess it first. It is terribly short, like all magic formulas. Farewell, and let me reinforce this greeting by lingering over your hand. Yours, Franz K."
- Franz Kafka, Letters to Felice‎

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