Karl Kraus

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Karl Kraus

Karl Kraus

The sound principle of a topsy-turvy lifestyle in the framework of an upside-down world order has stood every test.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Democracy divides people into workers and loafers. It makes no provision for those who have no time to work.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In these great times which I knew when they were this small; which will become small again, provided they have time left for it in these times in which things are happening that could not be imagined and in which what can no longer be imagined must happen, for if one could imagine it, it would not happen; in these serious times which have died laughing at the thought that they might become serious; which, surprised by their own tragedy, are reaching for diversion and, catching themselves red-handed, are groping for words... in these times you should not expect any words of my own from me -- none but these words which barely manage to prevent silence from being misinterpreted.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Matrimony is the union of meanness and martyrdom.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do not learn more than you absolutely need to get through life.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Intercourse with a woman is sometimes a satisfactory substitute for masturbation. But it takes a lot of imagination to make it work.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
News reports stand up as people, and people wither into editorials. Clichs walk around on two legs while men are having theirs shot off.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The immorality of men triumphs over the amorality of women.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Science is spectral analysis. Art is light synthesis.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Scandal begins when the police put a stop to it.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sexuality poorly repressed unsettles some families; well repressed, it unsettles the whole world.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Stupidity gets up early; that is why events are accustomed to happening in the morning.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When a culture feels that its end has come, it sends for a priest.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My unconscious knows more about the consciousness of the psychologist than his consciousness knows about my unconscious.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Children play soldier. That makes sense. But why do soldiers play children?More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Adults who still derive childlike pleasure from hanging gifts of a ready-made education on the Christmas tree of a child waiting outside the door to life do not realize how unreceptive they are making the children to everything that constitutes the true surprise of life.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering; in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This is something that I cannot get over -- that a whole line could be written by half a man, that a work could be built on the quicksand of a character.More Karl Kraus [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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