Simply Sunday #27

simply sunday

Simply Sunday is a reading meme hosted by Books For a Delicate Eternity. It’s where you share your favorite quote; be it from a book movie, novella, song, ect.

My favorite quote this week is by Oscar Wilde:

Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

Why I Chose It:

I recently had to read The Critic As Artist in my British literature class, and I came across this quote. I found this profoundly beautiful with a bit of sadness sprinkled in for good measure. As an artist, Wilde saw the world for what it truly was and that is a punishment because 1) it is lonely and 2) it can be infuriating. It’s a paradox with no winner in the end.

At this point in time, it is okay to be different and to challenge the norm – to be a dreamer. Oftentimes, there are a handful of others who feel and think the same way. And even if there is not, do not let anyone extinguish the burning light inside of you.

Emma

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