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The Book of Tea by Kakuzō Okakura
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Dec 11, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: philosophy, food
Read from November 20 to December 11, 2011

Not so much about tea as about philosophy, art, differences in culture...

Something I should re-read when I'm feeling a little less scattered.

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8.0% ""But when we consider how small after all the cup of human enjoyment is, how soon overflowed with tears, how easily drained to the dregs in our quenchless thirst for infinity, we shall not blame ourselves for making so much of the tea-cup.""
13.0% ""You have gained expansion at the cost of restlessness; we have created a harmony which is weak against aggression.""
16.0% ""[Tea] has not the arrogance of wine, the self-consciousness of coffee, nor the simpering innocence of cocoa.""
70.0% ""Shrine after shrine has crumbled before our eyes; but one altar is forever preserved, that whereon we burn incense to the supreme idol, - ourselves.""

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