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Progress would be wonderful - if only it would stop  (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  (Robert Musil Quotes) Today I start a diary; it is against my usual habbits, but out of a clearly felt need  (Robert Musil Quotes) True’ and ‘false’ are the evasions of people who never want to arrive at a decision. Truth is something without end  (Robert Musil Quotes) ... all professional ideologies are high-minded. Hunters, for instance, would not dream of calling themselves the butchers of the woods  (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!  (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.  (Robert Musil Quotes) 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 Musil Quotes) A man can’t be angry at his own time without suffering some damage  (Robert Musil Quotes) There is nothing in this world as invisible as a monument  (Robert Musil Quotes) One must conform to the baseness of an age or become neurotic  (Robert Musil Quotes) The restricting of intellectual and spiritual needs to the mania of progress  (Robert Musil Quotes) Mathematics is the bold luxury of pure reason, one of the few that remain today  (Robert Musil Quotes) One does what one is; one becomes what one does  (Robert Musil Quotes) Anything that endures over time sacrifices its ability to make an impression  (Robert Musil Quotes) Don’t you know that every perfect life would mean the end of art?  (Robert Musil Quotes) Life is to blame for everything  (Robert Musil Quotes) Layer by layer art strips life bare  (Robert Musil Quotes) If there is a sense of reality, there must also be a sense of possibility  (Robert Musil Quotes) But how do I get to having to write a book?... It was a mother who bore me, not an inkwell!  (Robert Musil Quotes) With its claims to profundity, boldness and originality, thinking still limits itself provisionally to the exclusively rational and scientific.... As soon as it lays hold of the feelings, it becomes spirit  (Robert Musil Quotes) ... the novel is called upon like no other art form to incorporate the intellectual content of an age  (Robert Musil Quotes) Mathematics is the source of a wicked intellect that, while making man the lord of the earth, also makes him the slave of the machine  (Robert Musil Quotes) We do not have too much intellect and too little soul, but too little intellect in matters of the soul  (Robert Musil Quotes) We have gained reality and lost dream. No more lounging under a tree and peering at the sky between one’s big and second toes; there’s work to be done. To be efficient, one cannot be hungry and dreamy but must eat steak and keep moving  (Robert Musil Quotes) He who is allowed to do as he likes will soon run his head into a brick wall out of sheer frustration  (Robert Musil Quotes) To love something as an artist... means to be shaken not by its ultimate value or lack of value, but by a side of it that suddenly opens up. Where art has value it shows things that few have seen. It’s conquering, not pacifying  (Robert Musil Quotes) I am not only convinced that what I say is false, but also that what one might say against it is false. Despite this, one must begin to talk about it. In such a case the truth lies not in the middle, but rather all around, like a sack, which, with each new opinion one stuffs into it, changes its form, and becomes more and more firm  (Robert Musil Quotes) Ideology is: intellectual ordering of the feelings; an objective connection among them that makes the subjective connection easier  (Robert Musil Quotes) 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 Musil Quotes)
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