Mamie, a most-welcome regular bold participant here, has sent us a quote: “Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
I’ve read this before, but as I told her, am always glad to be reminded. I also had the thought: Wonder if Goethe was actually a nervous procrastinator.
It’s universally known that we all teach (or rattle on about) what we personally need to learn.
I’ll bet Goethe was trying to convince himself. I’m going to check around and find out. Thoughts of any Goethe-ists on this would be most welcome.