Sei Shonagon

Sei Shonagon

was a Japanese author and a court lady who served the Empress Teishi (Sadako) around the year 1000 during the middle Heian period
There is nothing in the whole world so painful as feeling that one is not liked. It always seems to me that people who hate me must be suffering from some kind of lunacy.More Sei Shonagon quotes [08/05/2011 11:08:08]
Pleasing things: finding a large number of tales that one has not read before. Or acquiring the second volume of a tale whose first volume one has enjoyed. But often it is a disappointment.More Sei Shonagon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A man who has nothing in particular to recommend him discusses all sorts of subjects at random as if he knew everything.More Sei Shonagon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
"Pleasing things: finding a large number of tales that one has not read before. Or acquiring the second volume of a tale whose first volume one has enjoyed. But often it is a disappointment."
Sei Shōnagon (The Pillow Book) More Sei Shonagon quotes [08/05/2011 11:08:51]
If letters did not exist, what dark depressions would come over one! When one has been worrying about something and wants to tell a certain person about it, what a relief it is to put it all down in a letter! Still greater is one's joy when a reply arrives. At that moment a letter really seems like an elixir of life.More Sei Shonagon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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