FAB QUOTE #1: "There are no families anymore, only live-in arrangements, rail and postal workers credit unions, travel associations, limited philosophy partnerships, literature societies, smoked-meat societies, turnip cooperatives' societies, burlap bag associations, legal societies, weed-killing societies, societies for the praise and adoration of God: spare parts heaped on top of each other in some giant spare-part warehouse: a huge pile of sh-t for a world."
FAB QUOTE #2: "The country people have always hated the city folks, you know: the farmers had their religion, the city people their nothingness, nowadays all of that has changed: both have their nothingness: the countryside doesn't have any religion anymore: we have only a world without religion: an inevitable wasteland."
FAB QUOTE #3: "People keep looking for someone to tell them the truth, but as we know there's no such thing as truth, hence no one to tell it, not even the opposite of truth, they all transgress against God, against their concept of God, for even I have a concept of God, even though it's only a concept, says the teacher."
FAB QUOTE #4: "Summer arrives with a lot that's unbearable, I've already seen this unbearable stuff before: in the wintertime."
And here's something from Sophie Wilkins's afterword: "Kafka broke down forever the old Latin structure of the German sentence, the clauses within clauses with the verb at the end wondering what its subject was, back there (with which Mark Twain had his fun in his European travel books) and created a new sentence, sinuous as a snake chain moving on indefinitely, never needing to look back beyond the last comma."