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Type: Novelist
Nationality: German
Date of Birth: 07/02/1877




 

Hermann Hesse Quotes

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Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.
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What could I say to you that would be of value, except that perhaps you seek too much, that as a result of your seeking you cannot find.
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The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.
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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.
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Until 1914 I loved to travel; I often went to Italy and once spent a few months in India. Since then I have almost entirely abandoned travelling, and I have not been outside of Switzerland for over ten years.
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It is not Kafka's fault that his wonderful writings have lately turned into a fad, and are read by people who have neither the ability nor the desire to absorb literature.
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