Robert Musil Quotes.

1. "One must conform to the baseness of an age or become neurotic."
- Quote by Robert Musil

2. "One does what one is; one becomes what one does."
- Quote by Robert Musil

3. "Anyone who still wants to experience fairytales these days can’t afford to dither when it comes to using their brains."
- Quote by Robert Musil

4. "Sie litten alle unter der Angst, keine Zeit für alles zu haben, und wussten nicht, dass Zeit haben nichts anderes heißt, als keine Zeit für alles zu haben."
- Quote by Robert Musil

5. "What is perceptible to one’s mistrust is the cut-and-dried way that life is divided up and the ready-made form it assumes, the ever-recurring sameness of it, the pre-formations passed down by generation after generation, the ready-made language not only of the tongue but also of the sensations and the feelings."
- Quote by Robert Musil

6. "The thought is not something that observes an inner event, but, rather it is this inner event itself. We do not reflect on something, but, rather, something thinks itself in us."
- Quote by Robert Musil

7. "Ideology is: intellectual ordering of the feelings; an objective connection among them that makes the subjective connection easier."
- Quote by Robert Musil

8. "At last Hyacinth asked rather mournfully: "Why do you keep on pushing me away?" The note of unhappiness in that voice quite shocked him. How little one knows what one knows, or wants what one wants."
- Quote by Robert Musil

9. "His extraordinary indifference to the life snapping at the bait is matched by the risk he runs of doing utterly eccentric things. 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 that 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"
- Quote by Robert Musil

10. "... the structure of a page of good prose is, analyzed logically, not something frozen but the vibrating of a bridge, which changes with every step one takes on it"
- Quote by Robert Musil

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