— H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
„All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that 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. This I did.“
— T. E. Lawrence British archaeologist, military officer, and diplomat 1888 - 1935
Introductory Chapter. Variant: This, therefore, is a faded dream of the time when I went down into the dust and noise of the Eastern market-place, and with my brain and muscles, with sweat and constant thinking, made others see my visions coming true. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible.
„Response to poor voting record in the House of Commons "I am in the House of Commons every day; I just do not want to vote for Tweedledum or Tweedledee"“
— George Galloway British politician, broadcaster, and writer 1954
„One of us sings in the street, and we listen to him;
The words ring over us like vague bells of sorrow.
He sings of a house he lived in long ago.
It is strange; this house of dust was the house I lived in;
The house you lived in, the house that all of us know.“
— Conrad Aiken American novelist and poet 1889 - 1973