Hermann Hesse quote about waiting from Siddhartha - I can think. I can wait. I can fast.
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I can think. I can wait. I can fast.
 Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha (1922). copy citation

Author Hermann Hesse
Source Siddhartha
Topic waiting thinking fasting
Date 1922
Language English
Note Translated by Gunther Olesch, Anke Dreher, Amy Coulter, Stefan Langer and Semyon Chaichenets
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2500/2500-h/2500-h.htm


“"Friend, many would like to know this. You must do what you've learned and ask for money, clothes, and shoes in return. There is no other way for a poor man to obtain money. What might you be able to do?"
"I can think. I can wait. I can fast."
"Nothing else?"
"Nothing. But yes, I can also write poetry. Would you like to give me a kiss for a poem?"
"I would like to, if I'll like your poem. What would be its title?"

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