"My real self wanders elsewhere, far away, wanders on and on invisibly and has nothing to do with my life."
- Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha (via inatt)
"Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours."
- Hermann Hesse (via indypendent-thinking)
"Because the world is so full of death and horror, I try again and again to console my heart and pick the flowers that grow in the midst of hell."
-  Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund (via saloandseverine)
"Surrendered to self preservation from others who care for themselves. A blindness that touches perfection but hurts just like anything else."
- Joy Division ‘Isolation’ (via perff-quotes)