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The Story of the Stone, or The Dream of the Red Chamber; Volume 1: The Golden Days Quotes

Cao Xueqin
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"Now this block of stone, having undergone the melting and moulding of a goddess, possessed magic powers. It could move about at will and could grow or shrink to any size it wanted. Observing that all the other blocks had been used for celestial repairs and that it was the only one to have been rejected as unworthy, it became filled with shame and resentment and passed its days in sorrow and lamentation." Chap. 1, p. 47

"'My only wish is that men in the world below may sometimes pick up this tale when they are recovering from sleep or drunkedness, or when they wish to escape from business worries or a fit of the dumps, and in doing so find not only mental refreshment but even perhaps, if they will heed its lesson and abandon their vain and frivolous pursuits, some small arrest in the deterioration of their vital forces...

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This section contains 926 words
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Purchase our The Story of the Stone, or The Dream of the Red Chamber; Volume 1: The Golden Days Study Guide
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