Franz Kafka Quote
My grandfather used to say: Life is astoundingly short. To me, looking back over it, life seems so foreshortened that I scarcely understand, for instance, how a young man can decide to ride over to the next village without being afraid that -not to mention accidents- even the span of a normal happy life may fall far short of the time needed for such a journey.
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces (ed. Random House Trade, 1976) - ISBN: 9780805231984