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


 

Hermann Hesse Quotes > It was as if all of the...

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It was as if all of the happiness, all of the magic of this blissful hour had flowed together into these stirring, bittersweet tones and flowed away, becoming temporal and transitory once more.
Hermann Hesse

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