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I believe that I am not responsible for the meaningfulness or meaninglessness of life, but that I am responsible for what I do with the life I've got.

Hermann Hesse

I have always thirsted for knowledge, I have always been full of questions.

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I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.

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Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.

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Often it is the most deserving people who cannot help loving those who destroy them.

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Love must not entreat,' she added, 'or demand. Love must have the strength to become certain within itself. Then it ceases merely to be attracted and begins to attract.

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If I know what love is, it is because of you.

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Perhaps people like us cannot love. Ordinary people can - that is their secret.

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In eternity there is no time, only an instant long enough for a joke.

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You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation...and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else.

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Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.

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I will no longer mutilate and destroy myself in order to find a secret behind the ruins.

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When you like someone, you like them in spite of their faults. When you love someone, you love them with their faults.

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You've never lived what you are thinking, and that isn't good. Only the ideas we actually live are of any value.

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Oh, love isn't there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure.

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I began to understand that suffering and disappointments and melancholy are there not to vex us or cheapen us or deprive us of our dignity but to mature and transfigure us.

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You are willing to die, you coward, but not to live.

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One must find the source within one's own Self, one must possess it. Everything else was seeking -- a detour, an error.

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