But I’m not guilty, ” said K. “there’s been a mistake. How is it even possible for someone to be guilty? We’re all human beings here, one like the other.” “That is true” said the priest “but that is how the guilty speak

Franz Kafka
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The words, “That is true,” are spoken by the priest to K. . This means that he is telling K. that he simply cannot be guilty of the crime he is accused of. If someone walks into a court room and says, “That is true,” they are telling the court they are innocent.

Source: The Trial

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