Hermann Hesse Quotes

Why should I know Hermann Hesse?

German Nobel Prize winning author known for Steppenwolf and Siddharta.

Born July 02, 1877
Died August 09, 1962

Books by Hermann Hesse


Best 6 Quotes by Hermann Hesse

"Siddharta" Quotes

“Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach his goals, if
he is able to think, if he is able to wait, if he is able to fast.”

Hermann Hesse
Siddharta

“The opposite of every truth is just as true.”

Hermann Hesse
Siddharta

“When someone seeks, then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take in nothing because he always thinks only about the thing he is seeking, because he has one goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: having a goal. But finding means: being free, being open, having no goal.”

Hermann Hesse
Siddharta

“Whither will my path yet lead me? This path is stupid, it goes in spirals, perhaps in circles, but whichever way it goes, I will follow it.”

Hermann Hesse
Siddharta

“Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else ... Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.”

Hermann Hesse
Siddharta

“Words do not express thoughts very well. they always become a little different immediately they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom to one man seems nonsense to another.”

Hermann Hesse
Siddharta