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Sexuality poorly repressed unsettles some families;
by Karl Kraus

Sexuality poorly repressed unsettles some families;
well repressed,
it unsettles the whole world.
- Karl Kraus

Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside.
Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
- Karl Kraus

There are people who can never forgive a beggar for
their not having given him anything.
- Karl Kraus

A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.
- Karl Kraus

 

A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful.
- Karl Kraus

Scandal begins when the police put a stop to it.
- Karl Kraus

I don't like to meddle in my private affairs.
- Karl Kraus

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The sound principle of a topsy-turvy lifestyle in the
framework of an upside-down world order has stood every test.
- Karl Kraus

Stupidity is an elemental force for which no earthquake is a match.
- Karl Kraus

Justice is a whore that won't let herself be stiffed,
and collects the wages of shame even from the poor.
- Karl Kraus

A fine world in which man reproaches woman with fulfilling his heart's desire!
- Karl Kraus

I am already so popular that anyone who vilifies me
becomes more popular than I am.
- Karl Kraus

Democracy means the opportunity to be everyone's slave.
- Karl Kraus

Science is spectral analysis.
Art is light synthesis.
- Karl Kraus

If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth,
he threatens our life with his lies.
- Karl Kraus

I and my public understand each other very well:
it does not hear what I say,
and I don't say what it wants to hear.
- Karl Kraus

How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie
to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.
- Karl Kraus

Jealousy is a dog's bark which attracts thieves.
- Karl Kraus

Culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of
subsistence disappear behind the purpose of existence.
Civilization is the subordination of the latter to the former.
- Karl Kraus

Curses on the law!
Most of my fellow citizens are the sorry consequences
of uncommitted abortions.
- Karl Kraus

I and life: The case was settled chivalrously.
The opponents parted without having made up.
- Karl Kraus

Feminine passion is to masculine as an epic is to an epigram.
- Karl Kraus

Christian morality prefers remorse to precede lust,
and then lust not to follow.
- Karl Kraus

Morality is a venereal disease.
Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage,
boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.
- Karl Kraus

He who does without the praise of the crowd will not
deny himself an opportunity to be his own adherent.
- Karl Kraus

The trouble with Germans is not that they fire shells,
but that they engrave them with quotations from Kant.
- Karl Kraus

There is no more unfortunate creature under the sun
than a fetishist who yearns for a woman's shoe and
has to settle for the whole woman.
- Karl Kraus

Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden.
- Karl Kraus

Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it
regards itself as therapy.
- Karl Kraus

Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack
the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
- Karl Kraus

The mission of the press is to spread culture while
destroying the attention span.
- Karl Kraus

Education is what most receive, many pass on,
and few possess.
- Karl Kraus

I had a terrible vision: I saw an encyclopedia walk
up to a polymath and open him up.
- Karl Kraus

Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid.
- Karl Kraus

Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
- Karl Kraus

Journalists write because they have nothing to say,
and have something to say because they write.
- Karl Kraus

Someone who can write aphorisms should not fritter away his time in essays.
- Karl Kraus

Do not learn more than you absolutely need to get through life.
- Karl Kraus

Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them;
a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline:
the more time he has,
the worse he writes.
- Karl Kraus

Virginity is the ideal of those who want to deflower.
- Karl Kraus

Matrimony is the union of meanness and martyrdom.
- Karl Kraus

It is better not to express what one means than to
express what one does not mean.
- Karl Kraus

Sex education is legitimate in that girls cannot be
taught soon enough how children don't come into the world.
- Karl Kraus

My unconscious knows more about the consciousness of
the psychologist than his consciousness knows about my unconscious.
- Karl Kraus

A child learns to discard his ideals,
whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
- Karl Kraus

Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal
justice and crime will appear.
- Karl Kraus

Children play soldier.
That makes sense.
But why do soldiers play children?
- Karl Kraus

To me all men are equal: there are jackasses everywhere,
and I have the same contempt for them all.
- Karl Kraus

No ideas and the ability to express them -
that's a journalist.
- Karl Kraus

Democracy divides people into workers and loafers.
It makes no provision for those who have no time to work.
- Karl Kraus

It is the style of idealism to console itself for the
loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new.
- Karl Kraus

An idea's birth is legitimate if one has the feeling
that one is catching oneself plagiarizing oneself.
- Karl Kraus

You would be surprised how hard it often is to translate an action into thought.
- Karl Kraus

Corruption is worse than prostitution.
The latter might endanger the morals of an individual,
the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.
- Karl Kraus

The closer the look one takes at a word,
the greater distance from which it looks back.
- Karl Kraus

When a man is treated like a beast, he says,
'After all, I'm human.' When he behaves like a beast,
he says 'After all, I'm only human.'
- Karl Kraus

People in the States used to think that if girls were
good at sports their sexuality would be affected.
- Martina Navratilova

If every time you engage in a sex act,
you go into a confession box, you will never accept your own sexuality.
- George Weinberg

There is no sexuality that is greater or lesser than another.
- Jasmine Guy

My sexuality is a part of me that I really like.
But it's not the totality of me.
- Portia de Rossi

They are always very lax about putting restrictions
on violence for children's movies,
which I think is much more harrowing than sexuality for children.
- Philip Kaufman

Through her paintings, she breaks all the taboos of
the woman's body and of female sexuality.
- Diego Rivera

I just came into my own sexuality at thirty.
I don't think it's something you can deeply experience
at 18 or any time before that.
- Eva Longoria

I know of my sex appeal.
I know about sexuality, and I know how to use it -
tastefully,
of course.
- Rachel Bilson

My mother wanted me to understand that as a woman I
could do pretty much whatever I wanted to,
that I didn't have to use sex or sexuality to define myself.
- Suzanne Vega

I chose to treat the homosexuality like I would treat
any other form of sexuality.
- Barbet Schroeder

Sexuality is a big issue, but there are others -
how much you commit to a relationship,
to social obligation, to honesty and being honest with yourself.
- Ang Lee

It's my experience that the fluidity of sexuality with
younger people is more accepted.
- Josh Schwartz

There really is something raw about sexuality that's
real and good and we must continue to learn to not be ashamed of it.
But - we have to honor the reality of practicing safer sex.
- Kyan Douglas

For a while after the rape, I was afraid of my own sexuality,
because I got raped right about the time when I started developing physically.
- Fiona Apple

Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality.
It's part of the sizzle.
- Camille Paglia


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