In Their Own Writ: Hermann Hesse on Writing

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“Gaze into the fire, into the clouds, and as soon as the inner voices begin to speak…surrender to them. Don’t ask first whether it’s permitted, or would please your teachers or father or some god. You will ruin yourself if you do that.”

Hermann Hesse

(We’re thinking of this post as two for the “price” of one. And that maybe we should start a new Department: Writer as Visionary. What say you?)