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“I borrow moonlight for this journey of a million miles.”
Saikaku
tags: death
“When he appeared before the lord, his lordship was smitten immediately with the boy's unadorned beauty, like a first glimpse of the moon rising above a distant mountain. The boy's hair gleamed like the feathers of a raven perched silently on a tree, and his eyes were lovely as lotus flowers. One by one his other qualities became apparent, from his nightingale voice to his gentle disposition, as obedient and true as a plum blossom.”
Saikaku Ihara, The Great Mirror of Male Love
“There is always something to upset the most careful of human calculations.”
Saikaku Ihara
tags: life
“Ahora pienso con nostalgia en lo extrañas que son las reglas del amor. Varios hombres apuestos se enamoraron de mí. No obstante, ninguno de mis amigos logró conmover mis sentimientos. Y en cambio, un mocoso de baja condición, que pertenecía a la casa de cierto noble y que debería haberme disgustado, empleaba un estilo que, desde su primera carta, me habría empujado a sacrificar mi vida por él. Me escribía a menudo y quedé completamente seducida. Un buen día empecé a amarle y se acabó mi tranquilidad".”
Ihara Saikaku, The Life of an Amorous Woman and Other Writings
“To know nothing is to know the peace of Buddha.”
Saikaku Ihara, Five Women Who Loved Love: Amorous Tales from 17th-Century Japan
“The wind may have no body to call its own, and yet it echoes through the pine forests. On the other hand, a flower, as long as it has its colors, need not say a word to make itself felt.”
Saikaku Ihara
“A guardar bene le cose del mondo, si scopre che la più grande sventura che possa colpire una donna è l'impotenza del suo uomo”
Ihara Saikaku, Vita Di Una Donna Licenziosa
“E' proprio perché gli abitanti delle città vanno in giro con un pugnale al fianco che non scoppiano mai risse o litigi. Se ottemperassero alla legge, che concede solo ai samurai di uscire armati, accaderebbe che gli uomini piu' deboli verrebbero sempre sopraffatti dalla forza di quelli più imponenti. Invece, grazie al timore che un pugnale incute, anch'essi possono tranquillamente inoltrasi da soli nelle più oscure tenebre della notte.”
Ihara Saikaku, Vita Di Una Donna Licenziosa
“When people are sad they usually make such unreasonable requests that, deity though I am, I am unable to fulfill them. Some pray to be made rich overnight. Some covet other people's wives. Some want to kill the people they hate. Some want the rain changed to sunny weather. Some even want the nose they were born with to be a little bigger. Everyone wants something else. They all pray in vain to Buddha and to the gods, even though their requests cannot possibly be granted, thus making nuisances of themselves.”
Saikaku Ihara, Five Women Who Loved Love: Amorous Tales from 17th-Century Japan
“Los antiguos decían: una mujer hermosa destroza la vida como un hacha. Cuando al caer la tarde, el ser de la flor y del árbol se marchitan, ya no queda más que madera y hojas secas para la hoguera.”
Ihara Saikaku, The Life of an Amorous Woman and Other Writings
“La antigua espada hoy no es mas que un cuchillo para cortar verduras; he entrado en la montaña de los tesoros, pero vuelvo a casa sin nada.”
Ihara Saikaku, The Life of an Amorous Woman and Other Writings
“If making money is a slow process, losing it is quickly done.”
Ihara Saikaku
“This is a stern world and sin never goes unpunished.”
Saikaku Ihara, Five Women Who Loved Love: Amorous Tales from 17th-Century Japan


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