There is no need for you to leave the house. Stay at your table and listen. Don't even listen, just wait. Don't even wait, be completely quiet and alone. The world will offer itself to you to be unmasked; it can't do otherwise; in raptures it will writhe before you. - Franz Kafka (Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings Quotes)

There is no need for you to leave the house. Stay at your table and listen. Don’t even listen, just wait. Don’t even wait, be completely quiet and alone. The world will offer itself to you to be unmasked; it can’t do otherwise; in raptures it will writhe before you.[Es ist nicht notwendig, daß du aus dem Haus gehst. Bleib bei deinem Tisch und horche. Horche nicht einmal, warte nur. Warte nicht einmal, sei völlig still und allein. Anbieten wird sich dir die Welt zur Entlarvung, sie kann nicht anders, verzückt wird sie sich vor dir winden.]

Source:Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings (Schocken Books, ed. 1954), Chapter 2. Reflections on Sin, Suffering, Hope, and the True Way, Aphorisms 109, Page 48
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