“In the realm o…

“In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Despite the fact that I am currently working at a German political foundation and always having nurtured a sense of curiosity about Germany, especially its History in the 20th Century…I never felt the desire to learn German.

That has changed ever since I was introduced to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Again Thank you to my colleagues – Anna and David for bringing his name up, time and again in our coffee-time conversations!

The more I read about this lawyer-turned-artist-turned-writer-turned- politician, the more I wish I was so fluent in German that I could read his original works, especially Faust.

These evenings, I spend about an hour a day looking up random trivia and excerpts of his works in English. Came across this quote yesterday …it is simple and yet such profound wisdom that I had to share it here!


About Chiteisri: The Gypsy Diaries

Its a Fair Warning to all =) While there may be some things about me that everyone knows ... There will always be something about me which nobody can or ever will, figure out! But for a typical introduction - I am a former Law student from India, who is a writer and traveler at heart. I am 27 and have been to 28 countries (and counting) and this blog is a humble attempt at taking a part of my life, experiences, holidays, learnings and dreams to another world of imagination in cyber-space. I know that the world has its fair share of problems, and there is plenty to despair about out there. But I truly believe that this world can be diverse, plural and inclusive and yet one entity - humanity. I am the Dreamer, a lost soul - slowly finding her way back home i.e. to herself! I write. I read. I paint. I dream. I learn. I listen. I empathize. I travel, and no matter who or what I become - these I shall always do! https://chiteisri.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/defining-a-me-at-23/
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