(Milan Kundera (b. 1929), Czech author, critic. The Joke, pt. 3, ch. 3 (1967, trans. 1982).
The line, written by Ludvik on a postcard, was used by the Party as incriminating evidence against him, though it was only meant as "a joke.")
(Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. The Fourth Notebook, February 26, 1918. The Blue Octavo Notebooks, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. Exact Change, Cambridge, MA (1991). Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins, New York, Schocken Books (1954).)
Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.
(Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British comic actor, filmmaker. Charles Chaplin. Jewish barber (Charles Chaplin), The Great Dictator, posing as Hynkel (1940).
Chaplin plays dual role, Hynkel and the Jewish barber.)
(Raymond Chandler (1888-1959), U.S. screenwriter, Czenzi Ormonde, and Alfred Hitchcock. Bruno Antony (Robert Walker), Strangers on a Train, to professional tennis player Guy Haines (1951).
Adaptation by Whitfield Cooke from the novel by Patricia Highsmith.)