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Hermann Hesse

Deeply, he felt the love for the run-away in his heart, like a wound, and he felt at the same time that this wound had not been given to him in order to turn the knife in it, that it had to become a blossom and had to shine. , the wound was not blossoming yet, his heart was still fighting his fate, cheerfulness and victory were not yet shining from his suffering. Nevertheless, he felt hope. ― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha. (New Directions (U.S.), 1922, 1951 U.S.)

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