When artists create pictures and thinkers search for laws and formulate thoughts, it is in order to salvage something from the great dance of death, to make something that lasts longer than we do.

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Original Citation

Hesse, Herman. Narziß und Goldmund [Narcissus and Goldmund]. Fischer Verlag, 1930.

Current Citation

Hesse, Herman. Narcissus and Goldmund, translated by Ursule Molinaro. Bantam, 1984.