Hope is an act of the imagination that is so compelling that
we believe it to be real, just like when we are captivated by
the apparent reality of a dream during sleep.
A dream symbolises the belief that anything is possible. So
believing in that even when you are wide awake, now, that is
‘Hope is a waking dream’ is actually a verbatim quote
attributed to Aristotle (4th century BC) by Diogenes Laërtius
(3rd century AD), in ‘Lives of Eminent Philosophers’.
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