Every week, I’ll put up a quotation related to writing or creation and tell you a little bit about the person who said it. I’ll try to vary the speakers as much as possible.
"A book should serve as an ice-axe to break the frozen sea within us."- Franz Kafka
Kafka was a German-speaking writer in the late eighteen hundreds and early nineteen hundreds (he passed away in 1924). He is most known for his novels The Trial (Der Prozeß) and The Castle (Das Schloß). Apparently he was also the founder of the genre magic surrealism. He made use of a characteristic in German to have very long sentences that sometimes filled an entire page.