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Quotations From KARL KRAUS

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  • 21.
    A comprehensive education is a well-stocked pharmacy: but we have no assurance that potassium cyanide will not be administered for a head cold.
    Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).

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  • 22.
    It is uplifting to lose one's faith in a reality which looks the way it is described in a newspaper.
    Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In In These Great Times: A Karl Kraus Reader, ed. Harry Zohn (1976). "In Praise of a Topsy-Turvy Lifestyle," Simplicissimus (Munich, 1908).

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  • 23.
    Sexuality poorly repressed unsettles some families; well repressed, it unsettles the whole world.
    Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In Thomas Szasz, Anti-Freud: Karl Kraus's Criticism of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, ch. 8 (1976). Die Fackel (Vienna, Jan. 26, 1911), no. 315/16.

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  • 24.
    Many share my views with me. But I don't share them with them.
    Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).
  • 25.
    He who sleeps half a day has won half a life.
    Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In In These Great Times: A Karl Kraus Reader, ed. Harry Zohn (1976). "In Praise of a Topsy-Turvy Lifestyle," Simplicissimus (Munich, 1908).

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  • 26.
    The agitator seizes the word. The artist is seized by it.
    Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In Thomas Szasz, Anti-Freud: Karl Kraus's Criticism of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, ch. 8 (1976). Die Fackel (Vienna, February 15, 1909), no. 272/73.
  • 27.
    Life is an effort that deserves a better cause.
    Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).

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  • 28.
    The sound principle of a topsy-turvy lifestyle in the framework of an upside-down world order has stood every test.
    Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In In These Great Times: A Karl Kraus Reader, ed. Harry Zohn (1976). "In Praise of a Topsy-Turvy Lifestyle," Simplicissimus (Munich, 1908).

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  • 29.
    My unconscious knows more about the consciousness of the psychologist than his consciousness knows about my unconscious.
    Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In Thomas Szasz, Anti-Freud: Karl Kraus's Criticism of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, ch. 6 (1976). Die Fackel (Vienna, Jan. 18, 1917), no. 445/53.
  • 30.
    Many talents preserve their precociousness right into old age.
    Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).
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