The Journey to the East by Herman Hesse
I sat down and read this book cover to cover in an hour and a half at the library. It was fairly little, with big print, so I picked it up, recognizing the author's name and going for a quick classic. It was one of those books that seems to have some kind of bigger meaning that you know you aren't picking up on because it is so basic. Instead of relating my boring anecdotes, I will just type out the (lengthy) but cool quotes:
"I agree with Siddhartha, our wise friend form the East, who once said: Words do not express thoughts very well; everything immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom to one man seems nonsense to another."
"The whole of world history often seems to me nothing more than a picture book which portra7s humanity's most powerful and senseless desire- the desire to forget. Does not each generation by means of suppression, concealment and ridicule, efface what the previous generation considered most important?"
So what am I missing?