Quotation by Robert Musil

... for the modern soul, for which it is mere child's play to bridge oceans and continents, there is nothing so impossible as to find the contact with the souls dwelling just around the corner.
Robert Musil (1880–1942), Austrian author. repr. Perigee (1980). The Man Without Qualities, book I, part 2, ch. 55, trans. and with a foreword by Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser, Coward-McCann (1953).
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