Hermann Hesse Quotes.
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.
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.
It is possible for one never to transgress a single law and still be a bastard.
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.
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.
Those who cannot think or take responsibility for themselves need, and clamor for, a leader.
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.
Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.
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.
The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Whoever will be born must destroy a world.
God does not send us despair in order to kill us; he sends it in order to awaken us to new life.
I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me.
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.
As a body everyone is single, as a soul never.