Kakuzo Okakura

The Book of Tea

Fadwa Azeezhas quoted5 months ago
until one has made himself beautiful he has no right to approach beauty. T
Fadwa Azeezhas quoted5 months ago
The Naturalesque school, on the other hand, accepted nature as its model, only imposing such modifications of form as conduced to the expression of artistic unity.
Fadwa Azeezhas quoted5 months ago
Formalistic schools, led by the Ikenobos, aimed at a classic idealism corresponding to that of the Kano-academicians.
Fadwa Azeezhas quoted5 months ago
Have you not noticed that the wild flowers are becoming scarcer every year? It may be that their wise men have told them to depart till man becomes more human. Perhaps they have migrated to heaven.
Fadwa Azeezhas quoted5 months ago
Shrine after shrine has crumbled before our eyes; but one altar is forever preserved, that whereon we burn incense to the supreme idol,—ourselves.
Fadwa Azeezhas quoted5 months ago
We boast that we have conquered Matter and forget that it is Matter that has enslaved us.
Fadwa Azeezhas quoted5 months ago
The past may well look with pity at the poverty of our civilisation; the future will laugh at the barrenness of our art
Fadwa Azeezhas quoted5 months ago
woman cannot love a man who is truly vain, for their is no crevice in his heart for love to enter and fill up.
Fadwa Azeezhas quoted5 months ago
Chikamatsu, our Japanese Shakespeare,
Fadwa Azeezhas quoted5 months ago
the more human the call the deeper is our response.
Fadwa Azeezhas quoted5 months ago
my young days I praised the master whose pictures I liked, but as my judgement matured I praised myself for liking what the masters had chosen to have me like."
Fadwa Azeezhas quoted5 months ago
Vacuum is all potent because all containing. In vacuum alone motion becomes possible.
Fadwa Azeezhas quoted5 months ago
We must know the whole play in order to properly act our parts; the conception of totality must never be lost in that of the individual.
Fadwa Azeezhas quoted5 months ago
keep the proportion of things and give place to others without losing one's own position was the secret of success in the mundane drama.
Fadwa Azeezhas quoted5 months ago
Taoism as the "art of being in the world," for it deals with the present—ourselves. It is in us that God meets with Nature, and yesterday parts from to-morrow.
Fadwa Azeezhas quoted5 months ago
The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.
Fadwa Azeezhas quoted5 months ago
Why do men and women like to advertise themselves so much? Is it not but an instinct derived from the days of slavery?
Anais Quintanillahas quoted5 months ago
A master has always something to offer, while we go hungry solely because of our own lack of appreciation.
Fadwa Azeezhas quoted5 months ago
Perhaps we reveal ourselves too much in small things because we have so little of the great to conceal.
incognitohas quoted5 months ago
The Christian missionary goes to impart, but not to receive.
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