"That was how everybody loved Siddhartha. He delighted and made everybody happy. But Siddhartha himself was not happy." Page 5.
Are Father and the other teachers actually teaching me what I want to know?
"He had begun to suspect that his worthy father and his other teachers, the wise Brahmins, had already passed on to him the bulk and best of their wisdom, that they had already poured the sum total of their knowledge into his waiting vessel; and the vessel was not full, his intellect was not satisfied, his soul was not at peace, his heart was not still ." Page 5
“With your permission, Father, I have come to tell you that I wish to leave your house tomorrow and join the ascetics. I wish to become a Samana. I trust my father will not object.” Page 10
"You have renounced home and parents, you have renounced origin and property, you have renounced your own will, you have renounced friendship. That is what the teachings preach, that is the will of the Illustrious One. That is what you wished yourself. Tomorrow, Govinda I will leave you." Page 30
“He realized that he was no longer a youth; he was now a man. He realized that something had left him, like the old skin that a snake sheds. Something was no longer in him, something that had accompanied him right through his youth and was a part of him: this was the desire to have teachers and to listen to their teachings.” Page 37 & 38
“And if itdoes not displease you, Kamala, I would like to ask you to be my friend andteacher, for I do not know anything of the art of which you are mistress.” Page53