“Was Atman then not within him? Was not then the source within his own heart? One must find the source within one’s own self, one must possess it. Everything else was seeking a detour, error. These were Siddhartha’s thoughts; this was his thirst, his sorrow.”
“There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything, something we cannot call learning. There is, my friend, only a knowledge that is everywhere, that is Atman, that is in me and you and every creature, and I am beginning to believe this knowledge has no worse enemy than the man of knowledge, than learning.”
“I have never seen a man look and smile, sit and walk like that, he thought. I, also, would like to look and smile, sit and walk like that, so free, so worthy, so restrained so candid, so childlike and mysterious. A man only looks and walks like that when he has conquered his Self. I will also conquer my Self.
"He is drawn by his goal, for he does not allow anything to enter his mind which opposes his goal. That is what Siddhartha learned from the Samanas. It is what fools call magic and what they think is caused by demons...there are no demons...everyone can reach his goal if he can think, wait, and fast."
“Slowly like moisture entering the dying tree trunk,slowly filling and rotting it, so did the world and inertia creep into Siddhartha’s soul; made it heavy, made it tired, sent it to sleep. But on the other hand his senses became more awakened, they learned a great deal experienced a great deal.”
"It is a good thing to experience everything oneself...As a child I learned that pleasures of the world and riches were not good. I have known it for a long time, but I have only just experienced it. Now I know it not only with my intellect, but with my ears,with my heart, with my stomach. It is a good thing that I know this."