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Literary Birthday - 2 July
Happy Birthday, Hermann Hesse, born 2 July 1877, died 9 August 1962
Seven Quotes
Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.
Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.
The mind is international and supra-national … it ought to serve not war and annihilation, but peace and reconciliation.
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.
Hesse was a German poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946.
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Literary Birthday - 2 July

Happy Birthday, Hermann Hesse, born 2 July 1877, died 9 August 1962

Seven Quotes

  1. Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.
  2. Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
  3. If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.
  4. Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
  5. When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.
  6. The mind is international and supra-national … it ought to serve not war and annihilation, but peace and reconciliation.
  7. 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.

Hesse was a German poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game.Β He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946.

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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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