Matsuo Basho Quotes

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Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. -Matsuo Basho
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The moon is brighter since the barn burned. -Matsuo Basho
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Learn how to listen as things speak for themselves. -Matsuo Basho
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This autumn- why am I growing old? bird disappearing among clouds. -Matsuo Basho
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Every moment of life is the last, every poem is a death poem. -Matsuo Basho
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Spring rain leaking through the roof dripping from the wasps' nest. -Matsuo Basho
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Don't imitate me / we are not two halves / of a muskmelon. -Matsuo Basho
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Do not resemble me-Never be like a musk melon Cut in two identical halves. -Matsuo Basho
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First snow-falling-on the half-finished bridge. -Matsuo Basho
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Collecting all The rains of May The swift Mogami River. -Matsuo Basho
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No matter where your interest lies, you will not be able to accomplish anything unless you bring your deepest devotion to it. -Matsuo Basho
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Old dark sleepy pool... Quick unexpected frog Goes plop! Watersplash! -Matsuo Basho
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Year's end, all corners of this floating world, swept. -Matsuo Basho
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Along my journey / through this transitory world, / new year's housecleaning. -Matsuo Basho
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Year by year, the monkey's mask reveals the monkey -Matsuo Basho
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Year's end still in straw hat and sandals -Matsuo Basho
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Not to think of yourself / as someone who did not count -- / Festival of the Souls. -Matsuo Basho
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Old pond, frog jumps in - plop. -Matsuo Basho
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The old pond, ah! A frog jumps in: The water's sound. -Matsuo Basho
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Breaking the silence Of an ancient pond, A frog jumped into water - A deep resonance. -Matsuo Basho
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At the ancient pond the frog plunges into the sound of water -Matsuo Basho
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Old pond, leap-splash - a frog. -Matsuo Basho
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Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Matsuo Basho
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April's air stirs in Willow-leaves...a butterfly Floats and balances -Matsuo Basho
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Clapping my hands with the echoes the summer moon begins to dawn. -Matsuo Basho
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Friends part foreverwild geese lost in cloud -Matsuo Basho
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Sitting quietly, doing nothing, Spring comes, and the grass grows, by itself. -Matsuo Basho
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A thicket of summer grass / Is all that remains / Of the dreams of ancient warriors. -Matsuo Basho
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The basis of art is change in the universe. -Matsuo Basho
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He who creates three to five haiku poems during a lifetime is a haiku poet. He who attains to completes ten is a master. -Matsuo Basho
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The haiku that reveals seventy to eighty percent of its subject is good. Those that reveal fifty to sixty percent, we never tire of. -Matsuo Basho
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Mountain-rose petals Falling, falling, falling now... Waterfall music -Matsuo Basho
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Calm and serene The sound of a cicada Penetrates the rock. -Matsuo Basho
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I felt quite at home, / As if it were mine sleeping lazily / In this house of fresh air. -Matsuo Basho
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A weathered skeleton in windy fields of memory, piercing like a knife. -Matsuo Basho
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Learn about a pine tree from a pine tree, and about a bamboo plant from a bamboo plant. -Matsuo Basho
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Harvest moon: around the pond I wander and the night is gone. -Matsuo Basho
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the universe and its beings are a complementarity of empty infinity, intimate interrelationships, and total uniqueness of each and every being. -Matsuo Basho
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Felling a tree and gazing at the cut end - tonight's moon -Matsuo Basho
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I am one who eats breakfast gazing at morning glories. -Matsuo Basho
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