The fount of happiness

When people who have grown old try to remember when, how often, and how strongly they have felt happiness, then they look first of all to their childhood, and properly so, for in order to experience happiness the first requisite is independence from time and therewith from fear and hope as well, and this ability in most people is lost with the years.

— Hermann Hesse in My belief: Essays on life and art

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.