Quotes: Isaac Cipher (Deiform)

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Quotes from Isaac Cipher (Deiform). Or actually, from Franz Kafka

Book 3: Hamsterdance vs. the Charlie Foxtrot

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Don't despair, not even over the fact that you don't despair. — a line from Kafka's diaries.

There is an infinite amount of hope in the universe ... but not for us. — statement to Max Brod, quoted in Franz Kafka: A Biography.

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The meaning of life is that it stops! — attributed to Kafka, exact source unknown.

Order and accidents seem equally impossible. — a line from The Aeroplanes At Brescia, Kafka's account of seeing planes and an airshow for the first time. The original line is specifically about the chaos of a crowd in motion – Isaac/Deiform seems to be commenting on Fate, coincidence and the Orders from Parson & Wanda.

I am a memory come alive. — the title of Kafka's autobiographical writings.

I am a cage in search of a bird. — attributed to Kafka, exact source unknown. The variation "a cage went in search of a bird" appears in his Zurau Aphorisms (#16), at any rate.

Guilt is never to be doubted. — a line from In the Penal Colony, spoken by the Officer in explanation of how his court works (everyone is guilty; none are innocent. ever).

Do not let Evil make you believe you could keep any secrets from it. — one of the Zurau Aphorisms, #19.

There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction. — a line from Conversations with Kafka by Gustav Janouch, a collection of interactions the author had with Kafka.