Hermann Hesse Quote

For the first time I understood Goethe's laughter, the laughter of the immortals. It was a laughter without an object. It was simply light and lucidity. It was that which is left over when a true man has passed through all the sufferings, vices, mistakes, passions, and misunderstandings of men and got through to eternity and the world of space. And eternity was nothing else than the redemption of time, its return to innocence, so to speak, and its transformation again to space.


p. 154 - Steppenwolf (1927)

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For the first time I understood Goethe's laughter, the laughter of the immortals. It was a laughter without an object. It was simply light and...

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For the first time I understood Goethe's laughter, the laughter of the immortals. It was a laughter without an object. It was simply light and...

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For the first time I understood Goethe's laughter, the laughter of the immortals. It was a laughter without an object. It was simply light and...

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For the first time I understood Goethe's laughter, the laughter of the immortals. It was a laughter without an object. It was simply light and...