"But between these too grand daydreams in which they wallowed with strange self-indulgence and their total lack of any actual doing, no rational plan matching the objective necessities to their financial means arose to fill the gap. The vastness of their desires paralyzed them." 
Things (A Story of the Sixties), Georges Perec

"But between these too grand daydreams in which they wallowed with strange self-indulgence and their total lack of any actual doing, no rational plan matching the objective necessities to their financial means arose to fill the gap. The vastness of their desires paralyzed them." 

Things (A Story of the Sixties), Georges Perec