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
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]
To wash one's hair, make one's toilet, and put on scented robes; even if not a soul sees one, these preparations still produce an inner pleasure.More Sei Shonagon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If someone with whom one is having an affair keeps on mentioning some woman whom he knew in the past, however long ago it is since they separated, one is always irritated.More Sei Shonagon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A good lover will behave just as elegantly at dawn as at any other time.More Sei Shonagon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In life there are two things which are dependable. The pleasures of the flesh and the pleasures of literature.More Sei Shonagon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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