"My real self wanders elsewhere, far away, wanders on and on invisibly and has nothing to do with my life."
Hermann Hesse (via zealotry)
"He spoke of human solitude, about the intrinsic loneliness of a sophisticated mind, one that is capable of reason and poetry but which grasps at straws when it comes to understanding another, a mind aware of the impossibility of absolute understanding. The difficulty of having a mind that understands that it will always be misunderstood."
Nicole Krauss (via atmosthetic)