Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse

was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter
There were now and then, though rarely, the hours that brought the welcome shock, pulled down the walls and brought me back again from my wanderings to the living heart of the world. Sadly and yet deeply moved, I set myself to recall the last of these experiences. It was at a concert of lovely old music. After two of three notes of the piano the door was opened of a sudden to the other world. I sped through heaven and saw God at work. I suffered holy pains. I dropped all my defenses and was afraid of nothing in the worMore Hermann Hesse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I felt knowledge and the unity of the world circulate in me like my own blood.More Hermann Hesse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I know what love is, it is because of you.More Hermann Hesse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He saw merchants trading, princes hunting, mourners wailing for their dead, whores offering themselves, physicians trying to help the sick, priests determining the most suitable day for seeding, lovers loving, mothers nursing their children—and all of this was not worthy of one look from his eye, it all lied, it all stank, it all stank of lies, it all pretended to be meaningful and joyful and beautiful, and it all was just concealed putrefaction. The world tasted bitter. Life was tortureMore Hermann Hesse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
madness, in a higher sense, is the beginning of all wisdomMore Hermann Hesse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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