04 January 2010

My Goethe-Day


It has been at least four times today that I somehow crossed paths with Goethe - well, figuratively said. Once in the library, and then while browsing the web. What does Goethe have to say to me today?

"Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans; that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way."

Isn't it beautiful?

2 comments:

Iva said...

Guess who I saw in a magazine in the evening at home!

therewereswallows said...

No! It's not possible :D...but the quotation is great! 10x again :)