Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

“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.”

— T.E. Lawrence in Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph by T.E. Lawrence

This is a great book, but a concise version might have suited me better. Lot of details on the people, on the land, and on the Arab culture makes you feel like you are reading a travelogue (it is probably one, in some sense). I’d love to travel through the lands he has described so vividly. Maybe someday when things get a bit more peaceful in that part of the world. Of course, there is a lot more to this book – its about belief, about courage, about Lawrence’s introspection of his own thoughts, actions and their consequences, which is refreshingly honest and frank.

And I love the quote above. This gets 3 stars from me on Goodreads. One hint: put on some Oriental music in the background as you start reading…its a more immersive experience.. 🙂

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