Lawrence of Arabia on Dreams

From the 1962 film.

T. E. Lawrence (a fellow Oxford Jesubite, as it happens) was in my view the most charming racist Britain has ever produced:

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.
(From his Seven Pillars of Wisdom, memoirs of his role in the Arab revolt.)

Relevant to my post on history; this is not from the Seven Dreaming Spires of Wisdom. Don’t make judgements from an isolated tower – realise them.

Speaking of dreams, may I plug a good score?


One Comment on “Lawrence of Arabia on Dreams”

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