Thursday, July 02, 2009

Hesse

"There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself."
-- Hermann Hesse, whose birthday is today

1 comment:

Nora Johnson said...

Oh Magical Miss Whistle! What memories you stir! Hesse was a set text at uni - The Glass Bead Game a particular favourite (for which he won the Nobel Prize).

Happy 132nd birthday, Hermann!

xx Nora