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
"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."
ó Sei Shōnagon (The Pillow Book) More Sei Shonagon quotes [08/05/2011 11:08:51]
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]
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]
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]
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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