Real

1012 – “Mas, sea verdad o sueño, obrar bien es lo que importa. Si fuere verdad, por serlo; si no, por ganar amigos para cuando despertemos.”

“But whether it be truth or dream, to do well is what matters. If it be truth, for truth’s sake. If not, then to gain friends for when we awaken.”

-Segismundo in Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s play La vida es sueño

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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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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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407 – A Quote about Life

“I want to live simply. I want to sit by the window when it rains and read books I’ll never be tested on.
I want to paint because I want to, not because I’ve got something to prove. I want to listen to my body, fall asleep when the moon is high and wake up slowly, with no place to rush off to.
I want not to be governed by money or clocks or any artificial restraints that humanity imposes on itself. I just want to be, boundless and infinite.”

–anonymous

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