Yasunari Kawabata Quotes (5 quotes)
As quoted by John Cheever in Home Before Dark: A Personal Memoir of John Cheever by His Daughter (1985) by Susan Cheever
“Maybe vagueness has been good for me. The word means two different things in Tokyo and Osaka, you know. In Tokyo it means stupidity, but in Osaka they talk about vagueness in a painting and in a game of Go.”
Ch. 18, p. 76 - The Master of Go (1951)
“Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”
John Donne: Selections from Divine Poems, Sermons, Devotions, and Prayers (1990 edition), Paulist Press - ISBN: 9780809131600
Antigone, line 123
The philosophy of Andy Warhol: from A to B and back again (Pan Books, 1975), p. 51
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsYasunari Kawabata
Born: June 14, 1899
Died: April 16, 1972 (aged 72)
Occupation: Novelist, writer
Bio: Yasunari Kawabata was a Japanese short story writer and novelist whose spare, lyrical, subtly-shaded prose works won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, the first Japanese author to receive the award. His works have enjoyed broad international appeal and are still widely read.