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Robert Musil Quotes

Robert Musil Quotes & Quotations
Robert Musil
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    A particularly fine head on a man usually means that he is stupid; particularly deep philosophers are usually shallow thinkers; in literature, talents not much above the average are usually regarded by their contemporaries as geniuses. Robert-MusilRobert Musil
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    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-MusilRobert Musil
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    Anything that endures over time sacrifices its ability to make an impression. Robert-MusilRobert Musil
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    Don't you know that every perfect life would mean the end of art? Robert-MusilRobert Musil
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    If there is a sense of reality, there must also be a sense of possibility. Robert-MusilRobert Musil
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    It is reality that awakens possibilities, and nothing would be more perverse than to deny it. Robert-MusilRobert Musil
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    It is, all in all, a historic error to believe that the master makes the school; the students make it! Robert-MusilRobert Musil
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    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. Robert-MusilRobert Musil
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    Life is to blame for everything. Robert-MusilRobert Musil
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    On this thin, scarcely real and yet so perceptible sensation the whole world hung as on a faintly trembling axis, and this in turn rested on the two people in the room. Robert-MusilRobert Musil
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    Only in the most unusual cases is it useful to determine whether a book is good or bad; for it is just as rare for it to be one or the other. It is usually both. Robert-MusilRobert Musil
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    Philosophers are people who do violence, but have no army at their disposal, and so subjugate the world by locking it into a system. Robert-MusilRobert Musil
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    The difference between a healthy person and one who is mentally ill is the fact that the healthy one has all the mental illnesses, and the mentally ill person has only one. Robert-MusilRobert Musil
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    The thoughts of my emotionally so disturbed days must be found again, shifted and developed further. Here and there something of the loose remarks I make must be used, but only when it finds my attention again. Robert-MusilRobert Musil
  • 15
    Today I start a diary; it is against my usual habbits, but out of a clearly felt need. Robert-MusilRobert Musil