Monday, August 4, 2014

Dreamers of the day

"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."

--Edgar Allan Poe


"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible."

--T. E. Lawrence, 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom'


T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia"), despite his wording, seemed to have actually meant this concept to be beyond good or evil as a general truth; as he followed this quote with "This I did." However, this ending takes a bit away from the power and lore of the quote.


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