Literature

811 – “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”

–Hazel Grace Lancaster in John Green’s The Fault In  Our Stars

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804 – “We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory. Like the images the photographer plunges into a golden bath, our sentiments take on color; and only then, after that recoil and that trans-figuration, do we understand their real meaning and enjoy them in all their tranquil splendor.”

–Georges Duhamel

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765 – “I believe that dreams — day dreams, you know, with your eyes wide open and your brain machinery whizzing — are likely to lead to the betterment of the world. The imaginative child will become the imaginative man or woman most apt to create, to invent, and therefore to foster civilization. A prominent educator tells me that fairy tales are of untold value in developing imagination in the young.”

–L Frank Baum

Today is Tell a Fairy Tale Day, so go out and reread your favorite or tell a new one!

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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 「」

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