Hermann Hesse quote about time from Siddhartha - Perhaps that you're searching far too much? That in all that searching, you don't find the time for finding?
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Perhaps that you're searching far too much? That in all that searching, you don't find the time for finding?
 Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha (1922). copy citation

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Author Hermann Hesse
Source Siddhartha
Topic time finding searching
Date 1922
Language English
Reference
Note Translated by Gunther Olesch, Anke Dreher, Amy Coulter, Stefan Langer and Semyon Chaichenets
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2500/2500-h/2500-h.htm

Context

“Never I'll stop searching, this seems to be my destiny. You too, so it seems to me, have been searching. Would you like to tell me something, oh honourable one?"
Quoth Siddhartha: "What should I possibly have to tell you, oh venerable one? Perhaps that you're searching far too much? That in all that searching, you don't find the time for finding?"
"How come?" asked Govinda.
"When someone is searching," said Siddhartha, "then it might easily happen that the only thing his eyes still see is that what he searches for, that he is unable to find anything, to let anything enter his mind, because he always thinks of nothing but the object of his search, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed by the goal.” source

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