Inside and Outside – Epirrhema

You must, when contemplating nature,
Attend to this, in each and every feature:
There’s nought outside and nought within,
For she is inside out and outside in.
Thus will you grasp, with no delay,
The holy secret, clear as day.

-Epirrhema, Goethe, translated by Christopher Middleton

Summon up the past, summon up the future: they are both within you! Up until now you have been the slave of what is inside you. Learn to master it. That is magic!

Inside and Outside, Hermann Hesse

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