Robert Musil

Robert Musil

Don't you know that every perfect life would mean the end of art?More Robert Musil quotes [07/25/2011 09:07:45]
and while faith based on theological reasoning is today universally engaged in a bitter struggle with doubt and resistance from the prevailing brand of rationalism, it does seem that the naked fundamental experience itself, that primal seizure of mystic insight, stripped of religious concepts, perhaps no longer to be regarded as a religious experience at all, has undergone an immense expansion and now forms the soul of that complex irrationalism that haunts our era like a night bird lost in the dawn.More Robert Musil quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In their field they [mathematicians] do what we ought to be doing in ours. Therein lies the significant lesson ... of their existence. They are an analogy for the intellectual of the future.More Robert Musil quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An impractical man--which he not only seems to be, but really is--will always be unreliable and unpredictable in his dealings with others. He will engage in actions that mean something else to him than to others, but he is at peace with himself about everything as long as he can make it all come together in a fine idea.More Robert Musil quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It will always be the same possibilities, in sum or on the average, that go on repeating themselves until a man comes along who does not value the actuality above idea. It is he who first gives the new possibilities their meaning, their direction, and he awakens them.More Robert Musil quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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Walt Whitman Of all mankind the great poet is the equable man. Not in him but off from him things are grotesque or eccentric or fail of their sanity. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Will Ferrell Enjoy the little fun things - like taking your kids to school - before they're all grown up. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Max Brooks Of all the weapons discussed in this book, nothing is more important than your primary firearm. Keep it cleaned, keep it oiled, keep it loaded, keep it close. With a cool head, steady hand, and plenty of ammunition, one human is more than a match for an army of zombies. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Bob Dole I don't know how many people run for vice president and president and lose both. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Jesse Livermore It takes a man a long time to learn all the lessons of all his mistakes. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More