Yasunari Kawabata Quotes

Top 46 wise famous quotes and sayings by Yasunari Kawabata

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Yasunari Kawabata quotes: This is no world for gentle people This is no world for gentle people
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: Father's life was only a very small part of the life of a tea bowl. Father's life was only a very small part of the life of a tea bowl.
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: The rich eyelashes again made him think that her eyes were half open. The rich eyelashes again made him think that her eyes were half open.
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: Perhaps they don't realize where they were, so they went on living. Perhaps they don't realize where they were, so they went on living.
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: In a gourd that had been handed down for three centuries, a flower that would fade in a morning. In a gourd that had been handed down for three centuries, a flower that would fade in a morning.
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: Again she lost herself in the talk, and again her words seemed to be warming her whole body. Again she lost herself in the talk, and again her words seemed to be warming her whole body.
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: The stars, almost too many of them to be true, came forward so brightly that it was as if they were falling with the swiftness of the void. The stars, almost too many of them to be true, came forward so brightly that it was as if they were falling with the swiftness of the void.
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: Her awareness of her body was inseparable from her memory of his embrace. Her awareness of her body was inseparable from her memory of his embrace.
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: After he became the Master, the world believed that he could not lose, and he had to believe it himself. Therein was the tragedy. After he became the Master, the world believed that he could not lose, and he had to believe it himself. Therein was the tragedy.
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: If you wanna be somebody be yourself dont try to be anybody your not If you wanna be somebody be yourself dont try to be anybody your not
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: Thinking to be tactful and adroit, the woman stood Thinking to be tactful and adroit, the woman stood
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: Anyway, it's hardly a problem worth worrying about. Anyway, it's hardly a problem worth worrying about.
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: Even when natural weather is good, human weather is bad. Even when natural weather is good, human weather is bad.
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: I wonder what the retirement age is in the novel business.The day you die. I wonder what the retirement age is in the novel business.
The day you die.
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: You've always been fond of understanding people too well.""They should arrange not to be understood quite so easily. You've always been fond of understanding people too well."
"They should arrange not to be understood quite so easily.
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: The course of one's life is a difficult thing."-from "Diary of My Sixteenth Year The course of one's life is a difficult thing."

-from "Diary of My Sixteenth Year
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: Does pain go away and leave no trace, then?''You sometimes even feel sentimental for it. Does pain go away and leave no trace, then?'
'You sometimes even feel sentimental for it.
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: Our language is primarily for expressing human goodness and beauty. Our language is primarily for expressing human goodness and beauty.
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: They were words that came out of nothing, but they seemed to him somehow significant. He muttered them over again. They were words that came out of nothing, but they seemed to him somehow significant. He muttered them over again.
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: He heard a sound that only a magnificent old bell could produce, a sound that seemed to roar forth with all the latent power of a distant world. He heard a sound that only a magnificent old bell could produce, a sound that seemed to roar forth with all the latent power of a distant world.
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: When you die, there is nothingonly a life that will be forgotten."-from "Gathering Ashes When you die, there is nothing
only a life that will be forgotten."
-from "Gathering Ashes
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: Oh, to be laughed at when I have the courage to speak my heart. I don't want to live in a world like this."-from "Diary of My Sixteenth Year Oh, to be laughed at when I have the courage to speak my heart. I don't want to live in a world like this."
-from "Diary of My Sixteenth Year
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: Put your soul in the palm of my hand for me to look at, like a crystal jewel. I'll sketch it in words ... Put your soul in the palm of my hand for me to look at, like a crystal jewel. I'll sketch it in words ...
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: [ ... ] and yet the woman's existence, her straining to live, came touching him like naked skin. [ ... ] and yet the woman's existence, her straining to live, came touching him like naked skin.
Yasunari Kawabata quotes: A secret, if it's kept, can be sweet and comforting, but once it leaks out it can turn on you with a vengeance. A secret, if it's kept, can be sweet and comforting, but once it leaks out it can turn on you with a vengeance.