“Tibor,” he said, “wie geht es Heute?”
“Es geht mir gut,” Tibor responded instantly.
They mutually loved their recollection and their use of German. It meant Goethe and Heine and Schiller and Kafka and Falada; both men, together, lived for this and on this.
Philip K. Dick and Roger Zelazny, Deus Irae, 1976.