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Siddhartha

Siddhartha

by Herman Hesse

Love Quotes

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Quote #1

But more than all the others he was loved by Govinda, his friend, the son of a Brahman. He loved Siddhartha's eye and sweet voice, he loved his walk and the perfect decency of his movements, he loved everything Siddhartha did and said and what he loved most was his spirit, his transcendent, fiery thoughts, his ardent will, his high calling. (1.5)

Govinda is naturally attracted to Siddhartha’s spirituality.

Quote #2

Siddhartha had started to nurse discontent in himself, he had started to feel that the love of his father and the love of his mother, and also the love of his friend, Govinda, would not bring him joy for ever and ever, would not nurse him, feed him, satisfy him. (1.8)

Siddhartha suspects that love alone will not satisfy his longing.

Quote #3

"Yes," said the ferryman, "a very beautiful river, I love it more than anything. Often I have listened to it, often I have looked into its eyes, and always I have learned from it. Much can be learned from a river." (5.7)

True or false: Vasudeva loves the river for what it can teach him.

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