T. E. Lawrence (a. k. a. more books I want to read)

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Last night, I finished watching Lawrence of Arabia. Long movie, even for one who has been known to marathon the Colin Firth Pride & Prejudice, and Lord of the Rings extended editions. I still liked it a whole lot.

I want to read more about T. E. Lawrence, remembering a biography I saw at my library a few months ago, and having desired to read Seven Pillars of Wisdom for well over a year, since coming across this quote during thesis research:

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.

It just struck me. I find myself trying to dream with my eyes open, reaching my goals and working towards them.

So, amongst the piles of books I want to read, I’m hoping to tackle the biography I saw, and Seven Pillars of Wisdom. I have an insatiable curiosity. I need to know everything I can about people and things that interest me. Mr Lawrence definitely falls into the category of “people who interest me.”

I also think that my library may be sick of me, as I keep intra-library-loaning books, movies and CDs. And they continue to question if the books and movies I’m enjoying are for me…cannot wait to see their faces when I pick up Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

5 thoughts on “T. E. Lawrence (a. k. a. more books I want to read)

    1. I’ve never read anything by Flaubert. I’ll have to add that to the list. 🙂

      Yeah–I found it in a book called “Secret Wars.” The quote really struck me. Words to live by. 🙂


    1. Thanks–I think its Versailles, it’s the default header, so not entirely sure. I’ll probably end up customizing it. Picture of London or Florence, I think. 🙂

      And thanks for tweeting my blog post! 🙂


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