In the world of language, or in other words in the world of art and liberal education, religion necessarily appears as mythology or as Bible.
(Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 38 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
Voyagers discover that the world can never be larger than the person that is in the world; but it is impossible to foresee this, it is impossible to be warned.
(James Baldwin (1924-1987), U.S. author. repr. In The Price of the Ticket (1985). "The New Lost Generation," Esquire (New York, July 1961).
On the futility of running from a situation, with particular reference to his own "exile" in Paris.)
Suffering is the positive element in this world, indeed it is the only link between this world and the positive.
(Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. The Fourth Notebook, February 4, 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).)