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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima
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Jun 10, 13

Read in June, 2013 — I own a copy


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Yukio Mishima
“And it seemed increasingly obvious that the world would have to topple if he was to attain the glory that was rightfully his. They were consubstantial: glory and the capsized world.”
Yukio Mishima, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

Yukio Mishima
“Possibly a man who hates the land should dwell on shore forever. Alienation and the long voyages at sea will compel him once again to dream of it, torment him with the absurdity of longing for something that he loathes.”
Yukio Mishima, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

Yukio Mishima
“This time, Fusako was able to express herself with fluency and candor. The bold letters she had been writing week after week had granted her an unexpected new freedom.”
Yukio Mishima, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

Yukio Mishima
“The only people in this world I really trust are my fans - even if they do forget you so fast.”
Yukio Mishima, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
tags: fans, trust

Yukio Mishima
“A father is a reality-concealing machine, a machine for dishing up lies to kids, and that isn't even the worst of it: secretly he believes that he represents reality.”
Yukio Mishima, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

Yukio Mishima
“The whole house is spic and span and everybody's supposed to be real honest and full of what he calls 'the good'. We even leave food out for the mice in the rafters so they won't have to sin by stealing. And you know what happens when dinner's over? Everybody hunches over and licks his place clean so none of God's grace will be wasted.”
Yukio Mishima, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
tags: life

Yukio Mishima
“They had laid the tender, down-ruffled little bird on a platter and appeared now to be pondering a way to eat out its heart without causing it distress.”
Yukio Mishima, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea


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