Musil is a Czech surname which may refer to:

in music:

  • Bartolo Musil (?, Klagenfurt), an Austrian young musician, singer (baritone) and composer
  • Erich Musil (1906–1968), German tenor singer
  • František Musil (1852, Prague - 1908), organist and composer

in writing:

  • Alois Musil (Rychtářov, nearby Vyškov - 1944, Otryby, nearby Český Šternberk), a Czech explorer, orientalist and writer
  • Robert Musil (1880 - 1942), Austrian writer.

in film:

  • Donna Musil, an independent female filmmaker

in sports:

  • Bohumil Musil (1922, Prague - 1999), Czechoslovak footballer and football coach
  • Cyril Musil (1907 - 1977), Czechoslovakian cross country skier
  • František "Frank" Musil (born 1964), ice hockey player and assistant coach
  • Horst Musil (born 1971), Austrian footballer and footballe trainer
  • Jaromír Musil, Czech judoka
  • Josef Musil (born 1932), a Czech volleyball player
  • Radek Musil, Czech handball player
  • Roman Musil, Czech athlete


  • Jana Musilová (cs)
  • Roman Musil

Famous quotes containing the word musil:

    What is the use of “good” painting? We want a spell cast upon the optical part of our existence! We seldom really see the world, but when we do, we become as still as a picture.
    —Robert Musil (1880–1942)

    The smallest fact about the connection between character and hormonal balance offers more insight into the soul than a five-story idealistic system [of philosophy] does.
    —Robert Musil (1880–1942)

    It is a fundamental characteristic of civilization that man most profoundly mistrusts those living outside his own milieu, so that not only does the Teuton regard the Jew as an incomprehensible and inferior being, but the football player likewise so regards the piano player.
    —Robert Musil (1880–1942)