April 30, 2010

Hermann Hesse

"I do not consider myself less ignorant than most people. I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books. I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me. My story is not a pleasant one; it is neither sweet nor harmonious, as invented stories are; it has the taste of nonsense and chaos, of madness and dreams--like the lives of all men who stop deceiving themselves."


Sam said...

Believe it or not, Harry, that really picked my spirits up. Thanks.

Harry Tournemille said...

Happy to oblige.

Oddly enough, though I know of Hesse, I came across this quote inside the jacket of a CD.

It prompted me to read up on the German author and add some of his works to my summer reading list.

If that doesn't smack of Oprah's Book Club, I don't know what does.

*hangs head in shame*

Joshua said...

Narcissus and Goldmund is brilliant. Just sayin'.