"Each of us has to find out for ourselves
what is permitted and what is forbidden--forbidden for him.
It's possible for one never to transgress a single law
and still be a bastard. And vice versa.
Actually, it's only a question of convenience.
Those who are too lazy and comfortable to think
for themselves and be their own judges obey the laws.
Others sense their own laws within them;
things are forbidden to them
that every honorable man will do any day in the year
and other things are allowed to them that are generally despised.
Each person must stand on his own feet."
"I live in my dreams--that's what you sense.
Other people live in dreams, but not in their own.
That's the difference."
"One never reaches home,
but where paths that have affinity for each other intersect,
the whole world looks like home, for a time."
"Love must not entreat, or demand.
Love must have the strength to become certain within itself.
Then it ceases merely to be attracted and begins to attract."
-- Hermann Hesse