Friday, February 9

Kafka Dreams

Kafka on reading;
I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn't wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for? ...we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.
-Wikiquote

6 comments:

Princess said...

I guess it should do something to us so that we keep on thinking about it
[we should experience one feeling or another, but not without it] and it should not be like what is quoted here.

Marutham said...

:D Try reading "ENCHANTED WOODS"-by Enid

alex said...

True. :)

Nachi said...

cool quote brother!! we guys are doing a seminar on Kafka here at the MSU from the 12th to 113th of March...

so gonna be fun!!

ps: hey!

QUASAR9 said...

Horses for courses me thinks
How much CNN and war can I take
How much pain & suffering of others must one watch?
The risk you see is, that we may turn this frozen sea inside into a frozen heart ... that we become insensitised, desensitised to the traumas of life
Rape - well could have been worse they could have killed you?
Mutilation - could have been worse you could be dead?
Pain, illness or disease - be graeful for what you have, oh really?

EASY FOR YOU TO SAY - BUT WHEN YOU HAVE HEADACHE YOU WANT Parrot has eaten them all (paracetamol) and when you have toothache you want a dentist - no one can know what bad toothache is like from reading a book - bad toothache is felt in the mouth and HEAD

No one died of a broken heart, but shall we ever love the same again
We either create a bitter twisted existence, where we necome insensitive to all, or we create an existance where everything is like water of a ducks back.

Alas physical pain can bring me to my knees, yet I'm impervious to emotional pain - not really
Physical pleasures I seek with the rest, yet it is emotional joy and the Mind can reach fullest ecstasy and greater heights

gautami tripathy said...

Hmm. cool!

when

it rains around the world sleep welcomes the dream, and  enigmatic souls awaken along the eternal shores of destiny