Robert Musil Quotes

Top 37 wise famous quotes and sayings by Robert Musil

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Robert Musil quotes: [ ... ] a number of flawed individuals can often add up to a brilliant social unit. [ ... ] a number of flawed individuals can often add up to a brilliant social unit.
Robert Musil quotes: Anything that endures over time sacrifices its ability to make an impression. Anything that endures over time sacrifices its ability to make an impression.
Robert Musil quotes: It's not the genius who is 100 years ahead of his time but average man who is 100 years behind it. It's not the genius who is 100 years ahead of his time but average man who is 100 years behind it.
Robert Musil quotes: Every word wants to be taken literally, else it decays into a lie. But one mustn't take any word literally, else the world becomes a madhouse. Every word wants to be taken literally, else it decays into a lie. But one mustn't take any word literally, else the world becomes a madhouse.
Robert Musil quotes: Anyone who still wants to experience fairytales these days can't afford to dither when it comes to using their brains. Anyone who still wants to experience fairytales these days can't afford to dither when it comes to using their brains.
Robert Musil quotes: Life is to blame for everything. Life is to blame for everything.
Robert Musil quotes: If there is a sense of reality, there must also be a sense of possibility. If there is a sense of reality, there must also be a sense of possibility.
Robert Musil quotes: It is reality that awakens possibilities, and nothing would be more perverse than to deny it. It is reality that awakens possibilities, and nothing would be more perverse than to deny it.
Robert Musil quotes: Progress would be wonderful - if only it would stop. Progress would be wonderful - if only it would stop.
Robert Musil quotes: Life forms a surface that acts as if it could not be otherwise, but under its skin things are pounding and pulsing. Life forms a surface that acts as if it could not be otherwise, but under its skin things are pounding and pulsing.
Robert Musil quotes: Today I start a diary; it is against my usual habbits, but out of a clearly felt need. Today I start a diary; it is against my usual habbits, but out of a clearly felt need.
Robert Musil quotes: One does what one is; one becomes what one does. One does what one is; one becomes what one does.
Robert Musil quotes: The truth is not a crystal that can be slipped into one's pocket, but an endless current into which one falls headlong. The truth is not a crystal that can be slipped into one's pocket, but an endless current into which one falls headlong.
Robert Musil quotes: Ideology is: intellectual ordering of the feelings; an objective connection among them that makes the subjective connection easier. Ideology is: intellectual ordering of the feelings; an objective connection among them that makes the subjective connection easier.
Robert Musil quotes: I dont believe in the Devil, but if I did I should think of him as the trainer who drives Heaven to break its own records. I dont believe in the Devil, but if I did I should think of him as the trainer who drives Heaven to break its own records.
Robert Musil quotes: Layer by layer art strips life bare. Layer by layer art strips life bare.
Robert Musil quotes: Man is indisputably endowed with reason; the problem is only how he uses his reason in the company of others. Man is indisputably endowed with reason; the problem is only how he uses his reason in the company of others.
Robert Musil quotes: True' and 'false' are the evasions of people who never want to arrive at a decision. Truth is something without end. True' and 'false' are the evasions of people who never want to arrive at a decision. Truth is something without end.
Robert Musil quotes: A man can't be angry at his own time without suffering some damage. A man can't be angry at his own time without suffering some damage.
Robert Musil quotes: All still lifes are actually paintings of the world on the sixth day of creation, when God and the world were alone together, without man! All still lifes are actually paintings of the world on the sixth day of creation, when God and the world were alone together, without man!
Robert Musil quotes: All professional ideologies are high-minded. Hunters, for instance, would not dream of calling themselves the butchers of the woods. All professional ideologies are high-minded. Hunters, for instance, would not dream of calling themselves the butchers of the woods.
Robert Musil quotes: It is, all in all, a historic error to believe that the master makes the school; the students make it! It is, all in all, a historic error to believe that the master makes the school; the students make it!
Robert Musil quotes: There is no such thing as a rational world and a separate irrational world, but only one world containing both. There is no such thing as a rational world and a separate irrational world, but only one world containing both.
Robert Musil quotes: What's the bee in your bonnet? Seems to be some kind of idealism. What's the bee in your bonnet? Seems to be some kind of idealism.