37 Total Quotes

Herman Hesse Quotes

Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal.
Herman Hesse
#German Author

The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.
Herman Hesse
#German Author

Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.
Herman Hesse
#German Author #Cleverness

If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.
Herman Hesse
#German Author #Eternity

If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Herman Hesse
#Cute Love #Sweet Love #Love

You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation...and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else.
Herman Hesse
#Cute Love #Sweet Love #Love #Magic #Sad Love #Break Up

Most people are like a falling leaf that drifts and turns in the air, flutters, and falls to the ground. But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path: no wind reaches them, they have within themselves their guide and path.
Herman Hesse
#People

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
Herman Hesse
#German Novelist

Love of God is not always the same as love of good.
Herman Hesse
#God #German Author

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
Herman Hesse
#Knowledge #German Novelist

The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.
Herman Hesse
#Perfection #German Author

Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.
Herman Hesse
#German Author #Art

Lovers should not separate from each other after making love without admiring each other, without being conquered as well as conquering, so that no feeling of satisfaction or desolation arises nor the horrid feeling of misusing or having been misused.
Herman Hesse
#Love

Nevertheless, whether in occurrences lasting days, hours or mere minutes at a time, I have experienced happiness often, and have had brief encounters with it in my later years, even in old age.
Herman Hesse
#German Author

In Germany I have been acknowledged again since the fall of Hitler, but my works, partly suppressed by the Nazis and partly destroyed by the war; have not yet been republished there.
Herman Hesse
#German Author

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.
Herman Hesse
#German Author

But your questions, which are unanswerable without exception, all spring from the same erroneous thinking.
Herman Hesse
#German Author