He blames the “hold-up” on an imaginary broker he calls (off the cuff) “Schopenhauer.”
For the philosophically minded, the reference to Schopenhauer is a clue as to what is happening to Bobby.
After all, as the German philosopher Schopenhauer said, “hakuna matata.”
I found the morose philosophers (Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Spengler) the most interesting.
And, like Schopenhauer, he masked this undue sensibility with a repelling misanthropy.
Not that I profess to know anything either about Hegel or Schopenhauer.
Maeterlinck told Huret that he had been influenced by Schopenhauer "qui arrive jusqu' vous consoler de la mort."
For instance, the mention of Schopenhauer produced smiles and laughter.
In spite of this attitude there is much in Schopenhauer's system, which is closely akin to Christianity on its mystical side.
Schopenhauer was quite right when he said life was not worth living.