Novelist, poet, and painter–Hermann Hesse and his thoughts on:
The better way:
Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.
Love, God, and goodness:
Love of God is not always the same as love of good.
Seeking and finding:
Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal.
A perfect world:
The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.
A Beautiful Day:
It was morning; through the high window I saw the pure, bright blue of the sky as it hovered cheerfully over the long roofs of the neighboring houses. It too seemed full of joy, as if it had special plans, and had put on its finest clothes for the occasion.