Dedicated to quotes I find particularly valuable or interesting or beautiful, separated into sections.




For in this cosmos we are but soujouners among all things in creation; in time we are but passing travelers through the ages. So in this life adrift as in a dream, how much joy will we find?

From the translation of Six Records of a Life Adrift by Shen Fu, translated by Graham Sanders, of the first line of Li Bai's preface to the poem, "A Spring Evening Banquet with My Cousins in the Peach Garden." The text in the original can be found here.