"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us... 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."
-Kafka, Letter to Oskar Pollak, January 27, 1904 - Candy Cane
23 March 2007 @ 01:04 pm
-Kafka, Letter to Oskar Pollak, January 27, 1904