“Now the Sirens have a still more fatal weapon than their song …

Ulysses and the Sirens, John William Waterhouse.
Ulysses and the Sirens, John William Waterhouse. 1891. Oil on canvas. Via Wiki Commons.

“Now the Sirens have a still more fatal weapon than their song, namely their silence. And though admittedly such a thing has never happened, still it is conceivable that someone might possibly have escaped from their singing; but from their silence certainly never.”

– Franz Kakfa, The Silence of the Sirens

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