Hermann Hesse Quotes

Hermann Hesse Quotes.

We kill at every step, not only in wars, riots and exec

We kill at every step, not only in wars, riots and executions. We kill when we close our eyes to poverty, suffering and shame.In the same way all disrespect for life, all hard-heartedness,all indifference, all contempt is nothing else than killing.
Hermann Hesse
When trying to remember my share in the glow of the eternal present, in the smile of God, I return to my childhood, too, for that is where the most significant discoveries turn up.
Hermann Hesse
It is possible for one never to transgress a single law and still be a bastard.
Hermann Hesse
There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.
Hermann Hesse
There’s no reality except the one contained within us. That’s why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.
Hermann Hesse
Those who cannot think or take responsibility for themselves need, and clamor for, a leader.
Hermann Hesse
Among the letters my readers write me, there is a certa

Among the letters my readers write me, there is a certain category which is continuously growing, and which I see as a symptom of the increasing intellectualization of the relationship between readers and literature.
Hermann Hesse
Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.
Hermann Hesse
To be able to throw one’s self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman’s smile – that is happiness.
Hermann Hesse
The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Whoever will be born must destroy a world.
Hermann Hesse
God does not send us despair in order to kill us; he sends it in order to awaken us to new life.
Hermann Hesse
I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me.
Hermann Hesse
This happiness consisted of nothing else but the harmon

This happiness consisted of nothing else but the harmony of the few things around me with my own existence, a feeling of contentment and well-being that needed no changes and no intensification.
Hermann Hesse
As a body everyone is single, as a soul never.
Hermann Hesse