Wednesday, January 26, 2011

hermann hesse, and a book about gull

When you like someone, you like them in spite of their faults. When you love someone, you love them with their faults.
Oh, love isn't there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure.
------------------------------------------------------Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.

Hermann Hesse 

thanks hermann. i haven't read any of your books yet. i picked up siddhartha for fifty cents at a thrift store but it has been in my pile of books to read for several years now. reading your quotes has inspired me to want to read your novels.
i don't have any excuse for not reading it (siddhartha) other than it's in a box in jesse's shed in bc.. i seem to be getting through books rather quickly these days. another book i finished recently is jonathan livingston seagull by richard bach. it includes many black and white photos of seagulls in various states of flight or rest. and a story about one special gull and his journey, what he learns and what he teaches. i learned that even though seagulls are rather annoying, they are (in some cases), wise and insightful.  i don't know.  i couldn't really get into it.  i think i understood it but i wasn't really buying it.
i scanned this picture from the book because i like it

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