In Taking Aim

I'm a scant few pages away from finishing the beautiful and painful and powerful coming-of-age novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles and the following thought from Gene, the story's narrator and protagonist, about his roommate Finny's wild idea to train for the 1944 Summer Olympics despite the fact that the 1944 Summer Olympics were certainly going to be cancelled due to World War II, stuck out to me as something to be saved on this web log for later and so it can be found below.

"There was no harm in taking aim, even if the target was a dream."