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Hermann Hesse
“I have always thirsted for knowledge, I have always been full of questions.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“Dreams and restless thoughts came flowing to him from the river, from the twinkling stars at night, from the sun's melting rays. Dreams and a restlessness of the soul came to him.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“Whether it is good or evil, whether life in itself is pain or pleasure, whether it is uncertain-that it may perhaps be this is not important-but the unity of the world, the coherence of all events, the embracing of the big and the small from the same stream, from the same law of cause, of becoming and dying.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“...and the vessel was not full, his intellect was not satisfied, his soul was not at peace, his heart was not still.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“Stages



As every flower fades and as all youth
Departs, so life at every stage,
So every virtue, so our grasp of truth,
Blooms in its day and may not last forever.
Since life may summon us at every age
Be ready, heart, for parting, new endeavor,
Be ready bravely and without remorse
To find new light that old ties cannot give.
In all beginnings dwells a magic force
For guarding us and helping us to live.

Serenely let us move to distant places
And let no sentiments of home detain us.
The Cosmic Spirit seeks not to restrain us
But lifts us stage by stage to wider spaces.
If we accept a home of our own making,
Familiar habit makes for indolence.
We must prepare for parting and leave-taking
Or else remain the slaves of permanence.

Even the hour of our death may send
Us speeding on to fresh and newer spaces,
And life may summon us to newer races.
So be it, heart: bid farewell without end.”
Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game

Hermann Hesse
“Man is an onion made up of a hundred integuments, a texture made up of many threads. The ancient Asiatics knew this well enough, and in the Buddhist Yoga an exact technique was devised for unmasking the illusion of the personality. The human merry-go-round sees many changes: the illusion that cost India the efforts of thousands of years to unmask is the same illusion that the West has labored just as hard to maintain and strengthen.”
Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf

Hermann Hesse
“A thousand times I was ready to regret and take back my rash statement - yet it had been the truth.”
Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse
“Siddhartha has one single goal-to become empty, to become empty of thirst, desire, dreams, pleasure and sorrow-to let the Self die. No longer to be Self, to experience the peace of an emptied heart, to experience pure thought-that was his goal.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“I felt knowledge and the unity of the world circulate in me like my own blood.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“You show the world as a complete, unbroken chain, an eternal chain, linked together by cause and effect.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything, something that we cannot call learning. There is, my friend, only a knowledge-that is everywhere, that is Atman, that is in me and you and in every creature, and I am beginning to believe that this knowledge has no worse enemy than the man of knowledge, than learning.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“...Haller's sickness of the soul, as I now know, is not the eccentricity of a single individual, but the sickness of the times themselves, the neurosis of that generation to which Haller belongs, a sickness, it seems, that by no means attacks the weak and worthless only but, rather, precisely those who are strongest in spirit and richest in gifts.”
Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf

Hermann Hesse
“Were not the gods forms created like me and you, mortal, transient?”
Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse
“He sat thus, lost in meditation, thinking Om, his soul as the arrow directed at Brahman.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Anne Sexton
“It is not enough to read Hesse
and drink clam chowder,
we must have the answers.”
Anne Sexton, Transformations
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Hermann Hesse
“For it cannot be denied that all over the world and in all ages there are beings who are perceived to be extraordinary, charming, and appealing, and whom many honor as benevolent spirits, because they make one think of a more beautiful, a freer, a more winged life than the one we lead.”
Hermann Hesse, Pictor's Metamorphoses and Other Fantasies

Hermann Hesse
“Könnte ich es sagen und lehren, so wäre ich ein Weiser. So aber bin ich nur ein Fährmann und meine Aufgabe ist es, Menschen über diesen Fluss zu setzen.”
Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse
“Quien no lleva dentro un lobo no tiene por eso que ser feliz tampoco.”
Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf

Hermann Hesse
“No está la muerte ni allí ni aquí,
se alza en todos los senderos.
Está en ti y está en mí
tan pronto como traicionamos la vida”
Hermann Hesse, Mit der Reife wird man immer jünger

Hermann Hesse
“Dù bị đau đớn quằn quại, tôi vẫn tha thiết yêu thương trần gian điên dại này”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“Thật đáng hổ thẹn nếu cứ sống trôi lăn, để cuộc đời lừa lọc, thay khóc đổi cười. Nếu ta chỉ biết sống với khoái cảm trong nguồn sinh lực tuôn chảy từ bầu sữa mẹ nguyên sơ, tuy hưởng được mộng đời bất tuyệt, nhưng cũng không thoát khỏi vô thường sinh tử; giống như cây nấm mọc giữa rừng hoang, tươi màu hôm nay để rồi mục nát ngày mai. Hoặc giả ta sống chế ngự bằng cách tự giam mình trong công việc, cố tạo dựng cuộc đời phù du này thành một tòa lâu đài để rồi quên sống cho chính mình, như vậy không khác gì một công cụ, dù có sáng tạo một cái gì trường cửu chăng nữa nhưng cuộc đời rồi cũng cằn cỗi mất hết tự do, nhựa sống khô cạn, không còn gì sinh thú...”
Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund
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Hermann Hesse
“el desesperado no querer morir, es el camino más seguro para la muerte eterna, en tanto que saber morir, rasgar el velo del arcano, ir buscando eternamente mutaciones al yo conduce a la inmortalidad.”
Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf

Hermann Hesse
“Más o menos, mi muchacho querido, todas la palabras humanas acaban siendo un embuste; donde relativamente más honrados somos es entre pañales y más tarde en la tumba. Después nos tendemos junto a los padres, por fin somos sabios, llenos de fresca claridad, con huesos relucientes tableteamos la verdad y alguno mentiría y preferiría volver a vivir.”
Hermann Hesse, Mit der Reife wird man immer jünger

“Note 54.
I have often pondered whether Herman Hesse's The Glass Bead Game painted, perhaps not fully consciously, a good picture of what this new world could look like: a small and poor cultural en intellectual elite living in a secluded 'Castalia,' but that performed the glass bead game - an abstract synthesis of the arts and science -to tie together and give meaning to existence as well as the world as a whole. Remember that Castalia has a diplomatic wing whose role is to negotiate with the outside world to keep its funding. Of course Knecht leaves in the end, but there is one way of reading his ultimate drowning as a sacrifice so that the overman - Tito - can live.”
Hugo Drochon, Nietzsche's Great Politics

Hermann Hesse
“Gençler dünya durdukça yaşayacaklarına inanırlar, bu yüzden tüm düşünce ve istekleri kendilerine yöneliktir. Yaşlılar bir yerde son diye bir şeyin bulunduğunu anlamış, bir kimsenin yalnızca kendisi için sahip olduğu, yalnızca kendisi için yaptığı şeyin sonunda bir delikten içeri düşüp hiçbir değer taşımayacağının bilincine varmışlardır.”
Hermann Hesse, Gertrude

“One thing alone was certain, and this became the leitmotif of this remarkable myth of the Brahmin's son Siddhartha, who sets off on a journey to try and discover the truth about his life: Place no credence in those who teach wisdom, for you can only attain wisdom through your own life and your own sacrifices. By contrast, if you follow the former path, all you will ever be is at best a good student, who in turn becomes a teacher who has nothing to impart about his own experience - except for knowledge that is of little value.
That insight undoubtedly had more of Nietzsche's Zarathustra about it than Buddha. 'Don't follow me, follow yourself.' For it was not a question of renouncing the Self but precisely about finding it. This was a very Western line of thought. The only things that were to be left behind were the idols that feigned a truth they did not possess. This also included smashing false self-images. Individualism that had disconnected itself from the totality of thing was an aberration. The Enlightenment image of humans as masters of nature was a lie. Siddhartha finds himself faced by a series of pure graven images - all of which he must destroy in order to become himself.”
Gunnar Decker, Hesse: The Wanderer and His Shadow

Hermann Hesse
“My conscious self lived within the familiar and sanctioned world, it denied the new world that dawned within me.”
Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse
“The surrender to Nature's irrational, strangely confused formations produces in us a feeling of inner harmony with the force responsible for these phenomena. We soon fall prey to the temptation of thinking of them as being our own moods, our own creations, and see the boundaries separating us from Nature begin to quiver and dissolve. We become acquainted with that state of mind in which we are unable to decide whether the images on our retina are the result of impressions coming from without or from within. Nowhere as in this exercise can we discover so easily and so simply to what extent we are creative, to what extent our soul partakes of the constant creation of the world. For it is the same indivisible divinity that is active through us and in Nature, and if the outside world were to be destroyed, a single one of us would be capable of rebuilding it: mountain and stream, tree and leaf, root and flower, yes, every natural form is latent within us, originates in the soul whose essence is eternity, whose essence we cannot know but which often intimates itself to us as the power to love and create.”
Hermann Hesse, Demian

Hermann Hesse
“However, one can study someone very closely and then one can often know almost exactly what he thinks or feels and thenone can also anticipate what he will do the next moment. It's simple enough, only people don't know it.”
Herman Hesse, Demian

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