...with death-defying insouciance quite beyond comprehension

“I remember only one odd scrap. I think Katy, or Lizzie, was describing a holiday on Malta where, she said, the Maltese, with death-defying insouciance quite beyond comprehension, drove neither on the left nor on the right, but always on the shady side of the road.”

— W.G. Sebald. The Rings of Saturn (p18)