A Quote by Franz Kafka on books, death, kindness, losing, love, misfortune, needs, suffering, and suicide

. . . The books we need are the kind that act upon us like a misfortune, that make us suffer like the death of someone we love more than ourselves, that make us feel as though we were on the verge of suicide, or lost in a forest remote from all human habitation-a book should serve as an axe for the frozen sea within us.

Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924)

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