Karl Kraus Quotes

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Karl Kraus quotes: He who sleeps half a day has won half a life. He who sleeps half a day has won half a life.
Karl Kraus quotes: Christian morality prefers remorse to precede lust, and then lust not to follow. Christian morality prefers remorse to precede lust, and then lust not to follow.
Karl Kraus quotes: Keep your passions in check, but beware of giving your reason free rein. Keep your passions in check, but beware of giving your reason free rein.
Karl Kraus quotes: I trim my opponents to fit my arrows. I trim my opponents to fit my arrows.
Karl Kraus quotes: Most people only do what they are asked to do; success comes to those who do a little more. Most people only do what they are asked to do; success comes to those who do a little more.
Karl Kraus quotes: There is no more unfortunate creature under the sun than a fetishist who yearns for a woman's shoe and has to settle for the whole woman. There is no more unfortunate creature under the sun than a fetishist who yearns for a woman's shoe and has to settle for the whole woman.
Karl Kraus quotes: Truth is a clumsy servant that breaks the dishes while washing them. Truth is a clumsy servant that breaks the dishes while washing them.
Karl Kraus quotes: Ask your neighbor only about things you know better yourself. Then his advice could prove valuable. Ask your neighbor only about things you know better yourself. Then his advice could prove valuable.
Karl Kraus quotes: Contemporaries live from second hand to mouth. Contemporaries live from second hand to mouth.
Karl Kraus quotes: It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new. It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new.
Karl Kraus quotes: Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid. Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid.
Karl Kraus quotes: Chastity always takes its toll. In some it produces pimples; in others, sex laws. Chastity always takes its toll. In some it produces pimples; in others, sex laws.
Karl Kraus quotes: Through my satire I make little people so big that afterwards they are worthy objects of my satire and no one can reproach me any longer. Through my satire I make little people so big that afterwards they are worthy objects of my satire and no one can reproach me any longer.
Karl Kraus quotes: An illusion of depth often occurs if a blockhead is a muddlehead at the same time An illusion of depth often occurs if a blockhead is a muddlehead at the same time
Karl Kraus quotes: You'd be surprised how hard it can often be to translate an action into an idea. You'd be surprised how hard it can often be to translate an action into an idea.
Karl Kraus quotes: Art is something that is so perfectly clear that no one comprehends it. Art is something that is so perfectly clear that no one comprehends it.
Karl Kraus quotes: I would have stage-fright if I had to speak with every one of the people before whom I speak. I would have stage-fright if I had to speak with every one of the people before whom I speak.
Karl Kraus quotes: I and life: The case was settled chivalrously. The opponents parted without having made up. I and life: The case was settled chivalrously. The opponents parted without having made up.
Karl Kraus quotes: You don't even live once. You don't even live once.
Karl Kraus quotes: Lord, forgive them, for they know what they do! Lord, forgive them, for they know what they do!
Karl Kraus quotes: Family life is an encroachment on private life. Family life is an encroachment on private life.
Karl Kraus quotes: An aphorism is never exactly true; it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths. An aphorism is never exactly true; it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths.
Karl Kraus quotes: What is a historian? Someone who doesn't write well enough to work on a daily. What is a historian? Someone who doesn't write well enough to work on a daily.
Karl Kraus quotes: A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants. A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
Karl Kraus quotes: A white lie is always pardonable. But he who tells the truth without compulsion merits no leniency. A white lie is always pardonable. But he who tells the truth without compulsion merits no leniency.
Karl Kraus quotes: My request that my writing be read twice has aroused great indignation. Unjustly so. After all, I do not ask that they be read once. My request that my writing be read twice has aroused great indignation. Unjustly so. After all, I do not ask that they be read once.
Karl Kraus quotes: Satire that the censor understands is rightly censored. Satire that the censor understands is rightly censored.
Karl Kraus quotes: A journalist is stimulated by a deadline. He writes worse when he has time A journalist is stimulated by a deadline. He writes worse when he has time
Karl Kraus quotes: I had a terrible vision: I saw an encyclopedia walk up to a polymath and open him up. I had a terrible vision: I saw an encyclopedia walk up to a polymath and open him up.
Karl Kraus quotes: Intercourse with a woman is sometimes a satisfactory substitute for masturbation. But it takes a lot of imagination to make it work. Intercourse with a woman is sometimes a satisfactory substitute for masturbation. But it takes a lot of imagination to make it work.
Karl Kraus quotes: One's need for loneliness is not satisfied if one sits at a table alone. There must be empty chairs as well. One's need for loneliness is not satisfied if one sits at a table alone. There must be empty chairs as well.
Karl Kraus quotes: Culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of subsistence disappear behind the purpose of existence. Culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of subsistence disappear behind the purpose of existence.
Karl Kraus quotes: To me all men are equal: there are jackasses everywhere, and I have the same contempt for them all. To me all men are equal: there are jackasses everywhere, and I have the same contempt for them all.
Karl Kraus quotes: The streets of Vienna are paved with culture, the streets of other cities with asphalt. The streets of Vienna are paved with culture, the streets of other cities with asphalt.
Karl Kraus quotes: The psychoanalysts pick our dreams as if they were our pockets. The psychoanalysts pick our dreams as if they were our pockets.
Karl Kraus quotes: I am not for women but against men. I am not for women but against men.
Karl Kraus quotes: My language is the common prostitute that I turn into a virgin. My language is the common prostitute that I turn into a virgin.
Karl Kraus quotes: There is a shortage of clerks. Everyone is going into journalism. There is a shortage of clerks. Everyone is going into journalism.
Karl Kraus quotes: Barbershop conversations are irrefutable proof that heads exist for the sake of hair. Barbershop conversations are irrefutable proof that heads exist for the sake of hair.
Karl Kraus quotes: The extraordinary ability of a woman to forget is not the same as the talent of a lady not to be able to remember. The extraordinary ability of a woman to forget is not the same as the talent of a lady not to be able to remember.
Karl Kraus quotes: I have drawn from the well of language many a thought which I do not have and which I could not put into words. I have drawn from the well of language many a thought which I do not have and which I could not put into words.
Karl Kraus quotes: A snob is unreliable. The work he praises might just be good. A snob is unreliable. The work he praises might just be good.
Karl Kraus quotes: One cleans someone else's threshold of consciousness only if one's own home is dirty. One cleans someone else's threshold of consciousness only if one's own home is dirty.
Karl Kraus quotes: The closer the look one takes at a word, the greater distance from which it looks back. The closer the look one takes at a word, the greater distance from which it looks back.
Karl Kraus quotes: Sound opinions are valueless. What matters is who holds them. Sound opinions are valueless. What matters is who holds them.
Karl Kraus quotes: Education is what most receive, many pass on, and few possess. Education is what most receive, many pass on, and few possess.
Karl Kraus quotes: There are writers who can express in as little as twenty pages what I occasionally need as many as two for. There are writers who can express in as little as twenty pages what I occasionally need as many as two for.
Karl Kraus quotes: When I don't make any progress, it is because I have bumped into the wall of language. Then I draw back with a bloody head. And would like to go When I don't make any progress, it is because I have bumped into the wall of language. Then I draw back with a bloody head. And would like to go on.
Karl Kraus quotes: Do not learn more than you absolutely need to get through life. Do not learn more than you absolutely need to get through life.
Karl Kraus quotes: A historian is not always a prophet facing backwards, but a journalist is always someone who afterwards knew everything beforehand. A historian is not always a prophet facing backwards, but a journalist is always someone who afterwards knew everything beforehand.
Karl Kraus quotes: Ingratitude is often disproportionate to the benefaction received. Ingratitude is often disproportionate to the benefaction received.
Karl Kraus quotes: Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear. Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear.
Karl Kraus quotes: How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print. How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.
Karl Kraus quotes: Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis. Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.
Karl Kraus quotes: Love and art do not embrace what is beautiful but what is made beautiful by this embrace. Love and art do not embrace what is beautiful but what is made beautiful by this embrace.