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Karl Kraus

Karl Kraus (April 28, 1874 – June 12, 1936) was an Austrian writer and journalist, known as a satirist, essayist, aphorist, playwright and poet. He is regarded as one of the foremost German-language satirists of the 20th century, especially for his witty criticism of the press, German culture, and German and Austrian politics.

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    Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden.
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    This is something that I cannot get over—that a whole line could be written by half a man, that a work could be built on the quicksand of a character.
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