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]
" 134. Letters are Commonplace
Letters are commonplace enough, yet what splendid things they are! When someone is in a distant province and one is worried about him, and then a letter suddenly arrives, one feels as though one were seeing him face to face. Again, it is a great comfort to have expressed one's feelings in a letter even though one knows it cannot yet have arrived. 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."
— Sei Shōnagon (The Pillow Book) More Sei Shonagon quotes [08/05/2011 11:08:17]
"A man who has nothing in particular to recommend him discusses all sorts of subjects at random as if he knew everything."
— Sei Shōnagon (The Pillow Book) More Sei Shonagon quotes [08/05/2011 11:08:40]
There is nothing in the whole world so painful as feeling that one is not liked.More Sei Shonagon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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