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

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Author Hermann Hesse
Source Siddhartha
Topic waiting thinking fasting
Date 1922
Language English
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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

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“"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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