R. Musil – The Man Without Qualities

Why are we satisfied to speak
vaguely of a red nose, without specifying what shade of red, even
though degrees of red can be stated precisely to the micromillimeter
of a wavelength, while with something so infinitely more compli-
eatedas what city one happens to be in, we always insist on knowing
exactly?

*J. Marin – City Movement

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2 comments on “R. Musil – The Man Without Qualities

  1. whatistaste says:

    I’ve yet to see what the effect on the reader would be of various micro millimeter wavelength counts in a book, but it would certainly be an interesting literary experiment 🙂

  2. sounds like a phisics text(sic)book

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