Believing in progress does not mean believing that any progress has yet been made.
(Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. The Third Notebook, December 4, 1917. The Blue Octavo Notebooks, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. Exact Change, Cambridge, MA (1991). Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins, New York, Schocken Books (1954).)
Mr. FitzgeraldI believe that is how he spells his nameseems to believe that plagiarism begins at home.
(Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948), U.S. writer. quoted in Nancy Milford, Zelda, pt. 2, ch. 7 (1970). "The Beautiful and the Damned," Tribune (New York, April 2, 1922).
review of F. Scott Fitzgerald. "On one page," she elaborated, "I recognized a portion of an old diary of mine which mysteriously disappeared shortly after my marriage.")