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TOTD 08 Oct 2001

The Dreamer says, "Life is but a dream, " and the Realist replies, "Quite correct. And let us live this dream as beautifully as we can." But the realism of one awakened is the poet's realism and not that of the business man, and the laughter of the old rogue is no longer the laughter of the young go-getter singing his way to success with his head up and his chin out, but that of an old man running his finger through his flowing beard, and speaking in a soothingly low voice. Such a dreamer loves peace, for no one can fight hard for a dream.

-Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living

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todfox
Oct. 9th, 2001 01:37 pm (UTC)
A great quote, thank you!
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