Wednesday, August 17, 2005

T.E.Lawrence knew...

“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 is was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” --T.E. Lawrence

Lawrence also said:

“A skittish motor-bike with a touch of blood in it is better than all the riding animals on earth, because of its logical extension of our faculties, and the hint, the provocation, to excess conferred by its honeyed untired smoothness,” and “Because Boa loves me, he gives me five more miles of speed than a stranger would get from him.”

Lawrence named his SS100 Brough Superior “Boanerges,” meaning “Sons of Thunder,” a biblical reference to Saints John and James the Greater. I believe Lawrence was riding his beloved 'Boa' when he was killed in 1935.

1 comment:

Charlotte said...

The "dusty recesses" quote from Lawrence is what I chose for my senior quote in the 2000 Yorktown yearbook. This is oddly... odd.