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Murasaki Shikibu Quotes

Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want - Funny Quotes
A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her - Marilyn Monroe Quotes
I like me a little bit more when i'm with you - Love Quotes
Having you in my life made everything better - Love Quotes
You had me at hello - Love Quotes
I meant to behave but there were too many other options - Funny Quotes
I told you I'll be ready in FIVE minutes, stop calling me every half hour - Funny Quotes
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work - Fail Quotes
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Autumn is no time to lie alone  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) No art or learning is to be pursued halfheartedly...and any art worth learning will certainly reward more or less generously the effort made to study it.  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) It is in general the unexplored that attracts us  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) How strange a thing is the heart of man!  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) Though the body moves, the soul may stay behind  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) In a certain reign there was a lady not of the first rank whom the emperor loved more than any of the others. The grand ladies with high ambitions thought her a presumptuous upstart, and lesser ladies were still more resentful. Everything she did offended someone  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) It is useless to talk with those who do not understand one and troublesome to talk with those who criticize from a feeling of superiority. Especially one-sided persons are troublesome. Few are accomplished in many arts and most cling narrowly to their own opinion  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) Foolish indeed are those who trust to fortune  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) Beauty without colour seems somehow to belong to another world  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) There is more here than meets the eye  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) In few people is discretion stronger than the desire to tell a good story  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) Real things in the darkness seem no realer than dreams  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) There are as many sorts of women as there are women  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) How much the more in judging of the human heart should we distrust all fashionable airs and graces, all tricks and smartness, learnt only to please the outward gaze  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) The memories of long love gather like drifting snow, poignant as the mandarin ducks who float side by side in sleep  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) I have a theory of my own about what the art of the novel is, and how it came into being... It happens because the storyteller’s own experience... has moved him to an emotion so passionate that he can no longer keep it shut up in his heart  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) Thus anything whatsoever may become the subject of a novel, provided only that it happens in this mundane life and not in some fairyland beyond our human ken  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) Old age is a disease from which there is no recovery but the old nun’s recent attack had certainly been brought on chiefly by the fatigue of so much travelling  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) There is a tendency among men as well as women... so soon as they have acquired a little knowledge of some kind, to want to display it to the best advantage  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) Stepmothers in books usually behave very spitefully towards the children entrusted to them. But he was now learning by his own experience that in real life this does not always happen  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) No art or learning is to be pursued halfheartedly... and any art worth learning will certainly reward more or less generously the effort made to study it  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) It is indeed in many ways more comfortable to belong to that section of society whose action are not publicly canvassed and discussed  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) One ought not to be unkind to a woman merely on account of her plainness, any more than one had a right to take liberties with her merely because she was handsome  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) A night of endless dreams, inconsequent and wild, is this my life; none more worth telling than the rest  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) No penance can your hard heart find save such as you long since have taught me to endure  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes) Who has told you that the fruit belies the flower? For the fruit you have not tasted, and the flower you know but by report  (Murasaki Shikibu Quotes)