Murasaki Shikibu Quotes (4 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.”
The Tale of Genji pt. 3, Chapter 7 (translated by Arthur Waley)
“The trust of the people in the leaders reflects the confidence of the leaders in the people.”
As quoted in: Che Guevara, Paulo Freire, and the Pedagogy of Revolution, edited by Peter McLaren, Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - ISBN: 9780847695331
Becoming Light: Poems New and Selected (1991)
“Fathers and teachers, I ponder, What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”
Dostoevsky (1999) . The Brothers Karamazov. Constance Garnett, translator. Signet Classic. pp. p. 312. ISBN 0451527348. - The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880)
“A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.”
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Bio: Murasaki Shikibu was a Japanese novelist, poet and lady-in-waiting at the Imperial court during the Heian period. She is best known as the author of The Tale of Genji, written in Japanese between about 1000 and 1012. Murasaki Shikibu is a nickname; her real name is unknown, but she may have been Fujiwara Takako, who was mentioned in a 1007 court diary as an imperial lady-in-waiting.