Hermann Hesse Quotes

Some think that holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it's letting go.
“Some think that holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it's letting go.”
Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.
“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.”
An enlightened man had but one duty ? to seek the way to himself, to reach inner certainty, to grope his way forward, no matter where it led.
“An enlightened man had but one duty ? to seek the way to himself, to reach inner certainty, to grope his way forward, no matter where it led.”
Words can not express the joy of new life.
“Words can not express the joy of new life.”
Love is stronger than violence.
“Love is stronger than violence.”
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself.
“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself.”
As insanity in a higher sense, is the beginning of all wisdom, so is schizophrenia the beginning of all art, all fantasy.
“As insanity in a higher sense, is the beginning of all wisdom, so is schizophrenia the beginning of all art, all fantasy.”
I began to understand that suffering and disappointments and melancholy are there not to vex us or cheapen us or deprive us of our dignity but to mature and transfigure us.
“I began to understand that suffering and disappointments and melancholy are there not to vex us or cheapen us or deprive us of our dignity but to mature and transfigure us.”
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
“If I know what love is, it is because of you.”
A thousand times I was ready to regret and take back my rash statement, yet it had been the truth.
“A thousand times I was ready to regret and take back my rash statement, yet it had been the truth.”
I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.
“I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.”