Quotes by Yasunari Kawabata

"Time flows in the same way for all human beings; every human being flows through time in a different way."
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"As he caught his footing, his head fell back, and the Milky Way flowed down inside him with a roar."
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"Cosmic time is the same for everyone, but human time differs with each person. Time flows in the same way for all human beings; every human being flows through time in a different way."
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"The true joy of a moonlit night is something we no longer understand. Only the men of old, when there were no lights, could understand the true joy of a moonlit night."
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"Put your soul in the palm of my hand for me to look at, like a crystal jewel. I'll sketch it in words..."
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Books by Yasunari Kawabata

  • Kioto
  • 4,469 ratings
  • October 2020 by emecé
  • Kiyoto
  • 4,469 ratings
  • 1974 by Cem Yayınevi
  • The Old Capital
  • 4,468 ratings
  • 2006 by Shoemaker & Hoard

    (first published 1962)

  • The Lake
  • 1,904 ratings
  • July 8th 2004 by Kodansha

    (first published 1954)

Yasunari Kawabata
  • Yasunari Kawabata

  • Date of birth: June 14, 1899
  • Died: April 16, 1972
  • Born: in Osaka, Japan.

  • Description: Yasunari Kawabata (川端 康成) 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 today.Nobel Lecture: 1968http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prize...

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