Facts are better than dreams - The Gathering Storm by Winston Churchill
From The WMD Library
Publisher:Mariner Books, May 9, 1986
ISBN:039541055X Buy on Amazon
The Law says:
Nobody says it better: "I slept soundly and had no need for cheering dreams. Facts are better than dreams."
Pages:Kindle Locations 10284-10290
Extract:But I cannot conceal from the reader of this truthful account that as I went to bed at about 3 A.M., I was conscious of a profound sense of relief. At last I had the authority to give directions over the whole scene. I felt as if I were walking with Destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial. Eleven years in the political wilderness had freed me from ordinary party antagonisms. My warnings over the last six years had been so numerous, so detailed, and were now so terribly vindicated, that no one could gainsay me. I could not be reproached either for making the war or with want of preparation for it. I thought I knew a good deal about it all, and I was sure I should not fail. Therefore, although impatient for the morning, I slept soundly and had no need for cheering dreams. Facts are better than dreams.
END OF BOOK TWOChurchill, Winston (2002). The Gathering Storm (Kindle Locations 10284-10290). RosettaBooks. Kindle Edition.