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1. "We were aiming for a cross between Kafka and Orwell, which just goes to show how dangerous it can be when your police officers are better read than you are."
Author: Ben Aaronovitch
2. "There's so much in the 21st century that is stymied by bureaucracy and mediocrity and committee."
Author: Benedict Cumberbatch
3. "Religion, to me, is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don't need."
Author: Bill Maher
4. "I yearn for the darkness. I pray for death. Real death. If I thought that in death I would meet the people I've known in life I don't know what I'd do. That would be the ultimate horror. The ultimate despair. If I had to meet my mother again and start all of that all over, only this time without the prospect of death to look forward to? Well. That would be the final nightmare. Kafka on wheels."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
5. "Shit rolls downhill. Bureaucracy rolls faster."
Author: David Wellington
6. "Dear God, I don't want to have invented my faith to satisfy my weakness. I don't want to have created God to my own image as they're so fond of saying. Please give me the necessary grace, oh Lord, and please don't let it be as hard to get as Kafka made it."
Author: Flannery O'Connor
7. "Tom prilikom Kafka mi rece: "Vi opisujete pesnika kao nekog cudesno velikog coveka cije noge su na zemlji dok mu glava nestaje u oblacima. To je, prirodno, sasvim uobicajena slika u okviru malogradanskih konvencionalnih predstava. To je iluzija, proizišla iz skrivenih želja, a koja nema niceg zajednickog sa stvarnošcu. U stvarnosti je pesnik uvek manji i slabiji od društvenog proseka. Otuda on oseca teret zemaljskog postojanja intenzivnije i jace nego drugi ljudi. Njegova pesma je za njega samo krik. Umetnost je za umetnika patnja putem koje on sebe oslobada za novu patnju. On nije nikakav div, nego je tek više ili manje živopisna ptica u kavezu svoje egzistencije."
Author: Gustav Janouch
8. "Reality is the most effective mask of reality. Our fondest wish, attained, ceases to be our fondest wish. Success is the greatest of disappointments. The spirit is most alive when it is lost. Anxiety was Kafka's composure, as despair was Kierkegaard's happiness. Kafka said impatience is our greatest fault. The man at the gate of the Law waited there all of his life."
Author: Guy Davenport
9. "You sit at the edge of the world,I am in a crater that's no more.Words without lettersStanding in the shadow of the door.The moon shines down on a sleeping lizard,Little fish rain from the sky.Outside the window there are soldiers,steeling themselves to die.(Refrain)Kafka sits in a chair by the shore,Thinking for the pendulum that moves the world, it seems.When your heart is closed,The shadow of the unmoving Sphinx,Becomes a knife that pierces your dreams.The drowning girl's fingersSearch for the entrance stone, and more.Lifting the hem of her azure dress,She gazes --at Kafka on the shore"
Author: Haruki Murakami
10. "The world is a metaphor, Kafka Tamura."
Author: Haruki Murakami
11. "Well, just as the Supreme Court follows the election returns, you can bet that the bureaucracy does as well."
Author: James Woolsey
12. "In any bureaucracy, the people devoted to the benefit of the bureaucracy itself always get in control, and those dedicated to the goals the bureaucracy is supposed to accomplish have less and less influence, and sometimes are eliminated entirely.[Pournelle's law of Bureaucracy]"
Author: Jerry Pournelle
13. "After that, we had a short conversation about how your body can sometimes seem totally separate. She said her body can feel like a distant bureaucracy controlled by telegrams from her brain, and I said my body is sometimes like that of Mario Mario, being controlled with a Nintendo joypad. Mario's surname is Mario."
Author: Joe Dunthorne
14. "When the TSA was established, it was never envisioned that it would become a huge, unwieldy bureaucracy which was soon to grow to 67,000 employees. As TSA has grown larger, more impersonal, and administratively top-heavy, I believe it is important that airports across the country consider utilizing the opt-out provision provided by law."
Author: John Mica
15. "This brings me back to the image of Kafka standing before a fish in the Berlin aquarium, a fish on which his gaze fell in a newly found peace after he decided not to eat animals. Kafka recognized that fish as a member of his invisible family- not as his equal, of course, but as another being that was his concern."
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
16. "We need to do a top/bottom review of the federal government and for every agency administration bureaucracy that is not called for in the United States Constitution, we have to really ask the question what is its purpose, how many people work there, how much does it cost the taxpayers and what is the value to our society."
Author: Josh Mandel
17. "That is why I strongly believe we should working in Congress to make America a better place to run a business by reducing the costly burdens of bureaucracy and red tape."
Author: Michael K. Simpson
18. "The court is the bureaucracy of the law. If you bureaucratise popular justice then you give it the form of a court."
Author: Michel Foucault
19. "The moment Kafka attracts more attenetion than Joseph K., Kafka's posthumous death begins."
Author: Milan Kundera
20. "People don't like him (John Poindexter) for the same reason they don't like me…If you get things done in this bureaucracy you step on toes."
Author: Oliver North
21. "Old Prague was a story-book city caked in grime: ancient, soot-blackened. History lived in every detail: in the deerstalker rooftops and the blue-sparking trams. He wandered the streets in disbelief, photographing everything, images from Kafka crowding into his head. With the turn of every corner it came back to him: the special frisson you get behind enemy lines."
Author: Philip Sington
22. "Without general elections, without unrestricted freedom of press and assembly, without a free struggle of opinion, life dies out in every public institution, becomes a mere semblance of life, in which only the bureaucracy remains as the active element."
Author: Rosa Luxemburg
23. "Unnecessary bureaucracy hinders creativity, growth, justice and the attainment of peace."
Author: Widad Akrawi
24. "You can't be for big government, big taxes, and big bureaucracy and still be for wealth creation"
Author: Ziad K. Abdelnour

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