Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Castles in the air

"I learned this, at least, by my experiment, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is what they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

1 comment:

purejuice said...

hi, i just started reading here at the beginning on the day mubarak has left egypt's presidency, and the new york times has the most amazing pix of the people celebrating. this quote and their courage (and yours!) has brought tears to my eyes. power to the people!