Wolfram von Eschenbach, Parzival
... who lost everything and was cursed to errantry.
... because he didn't dare to ask the most important question.
... the question, that would have led him to his fate and fortune.
... the question, that would have released Anfortas, the Fisher King, from his suffering:
What ails thee?
When I read Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival for the first time I swore never to be afraid to ask.
And often it was easier to ask others than to ask myself.