764 – 「 假作真时真亦假,无为有处有还无。」

“Jiǎ zuò zhēn shí zhēn yì jiǎ, wú wéi yǒu chù yǒu huan wú.”

“Truth becomes fiction when the fiction’s true; real becomes not-real when the unreal’s real.”

–Cáo Xuěqín 「」

Quote Number:  197

Source: Xuěqín, Cáo. The Story of the Stone: The Golden Days, Vol I. David Hawkes, translator. Penguin Books: London. 2012. Chap 5. Online Here.

Source Notes: This work, along with the other four volumes, is often referred to as Dream of the Red Chamber in English.

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