“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.