The thornbush is the old obstacle in the road. It must catch fire if you want to go further.[Der Dornbusch ist der alte Weg-Versperrer. Er muß Feuer fangen, wenn du weiter willst.]

Source:Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings (Schocken Books, ed. 1954), Chapter 3. The Eight Octavo Notebooks, Page 75
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