„In the real world
as in dreams
nothing is quite
what it seems.
-The Book of Counted Sorrows“

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„Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not.“

—  Tom Clancy American author 1947 - 2013

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Contesto: Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Your life may change, but your dream doesn't have to. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Your spouse and children need not get in its way, because the dream is within you. No one can take your dream away.

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„Real things in the darkness seem no realer than dreams.“

—  Murasaki Shikibu, libro Genji monogatari

Origine: Tale of Genji, The Tale of Genji, trans. Arthur Waley, Ch. 1: Kiritsubo

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„Real things in the darkness seem no realer than dreams.“

—  Arthur Waley British academic 1889 - 1966

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In every possible way
And oh my dreams
It's never quite as it seems
Never quite as it seems.“

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„Among the strange things of this world, nothing seems more strange than that men pursuing happiness should knowingly quit the right and take a wrong road, and frequently do what their judgments neither approve nor prefer.“

—  John Jay American politician and a founding father of the United States 1745 - 1829

Letter to (22 August 1774), as published in The Life of John Jay (1833) by William Jay, Vol. 2, p. 345.
1770s, Letter to Lindley Murray (1774)
Contesto: Among the strange things of this world, nothing seems more strange than that men pursuing happiness should knowingly quit the right and take a wrong road, and frequently do what their judgments neither approve nor prefer. Yet so is the fact; and this fact points strongly to the necessity of our being healed, or restored, or regenerated by a power more energetic than any of those which properly belong to the human mind.
We perceive that a great breach has been made in the moral and physical systems by the introduction of moral and physical evil; how or why, we know not; so, however, it is, and it certainly seems proper that this breach should be closed and order restored. For this purpose only one adequate plan has ever appeared in the world, and that is the Christian dispensation. In this plan I have full faith. Man, in his present state, appears to be a degraded creature; his best gold is mixed with dross, and his best motives are very far from being pure and free from earth and impurity.

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„The future, wave or no wave, seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie, long in the baking, never quite done.“

—  E. B. White American writer 1899 - 1985

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„The future… seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie, long in the baking, never quite done.“

—  Edward Young English poet 1683 - 1765

Widely attributed to Edward Young, but in fact written by E. B. White in Harper's Magazine (December 1940), and reprinted in his One Man's Meat (1942).
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