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Matsuo Basho Quotes and Sayings

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The moon is brighter since the barn burned.
- Matsuo Basho

Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old;
seek what they sought.
- Matsuo Basho

There is nothing you can see that is not a flower;
there is nothing you can think that is not the moon.
- Matsuo Basho

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.
- Matsuo Basho

 

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise.
Seek what they sought.
- Matsuo Basho

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
- Matsuo Basho

Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss,
you'll land among the stars.
- Les Brown

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Three things cannot be long hidden:
the sun, the moon, and the truth.
- The Buddha

When I admire the wonders of a sunset
or the beauty of the moon,
my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I am not the same having seen the moon shine
on the other side of the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side
which he never shows to anybody.
- Mark Twain

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

Yeah we all shine on, like the moon,
and the stars, and the sun.
- John Lennon

Wine and cheese are ageless companions,
like aspirin and aches, or June and moon,
or good people and noble ventures.
- M. F. K. Fisher

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon.
It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
- Tom Hanks

I don't go along with going to Moon first to build
a launch pad to go to Mars.
We should go to Mars from Earth orbit.
We have already been to the Moon; we've already practiced.
- Wally Schirra

For a deeper interest in the Moon than I ever felt before.
- Warren De la Rue

The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon.
They have their faults, and everyone sees them;
they change and everyone looks up to them.
- Confucius

But I don't think we'll go there until we go back to
the moon and develop a technology base for living and
working and transporting ourselves through space.
- Jack Schmitt

I haven't shaken my fists at the moon.
- Ian Dury

And Fall, with her yeller harvest moon and the hills
growin' brown and golden under a sinkin' sun.
- Roy Bean

You marvel at the economy and this choice of words.
How many ways can you describe the sky and the moon? After Sylvia Plath,
what can you say?
- Toni Morrison

The wailing owl Screams solitary to the mournful moon.
- David Mallet

You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.
- Gary Allan

We'll go back to the moon by not learning anything new.
- Burt Rutan

Everything has a natural explanation.
The moon is not a god, but a great rock,
and the sun a hot rock.
- Anaxagoras

Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon.
July 1969 AD.
We came in peace for all mankind.
- Neil Armstrong

Years of science fiction have produced a mindset that
it is human destiny to expand from Earth,
to the Moon, to Mars, to the stars.
- Barney Oliver

Tonight I'm going to shower and then just walk for
about four hours and look at the moon.
- Rafer Johnson

The moon of a bright silver, which dazzles by its shining,
illumines a world which surely is no longer ours;
for it resembles in nothing what may be seen in other lands.
- Pierre Loti

Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon
is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out,
and I will tell you how old you are,
and I shall know if you are happy.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

There are several sorts of religions,
not only in different parts of the island,
but even in every town; some worshipping the sun,
others the moon or one of the planets.
- Thomas More

Kennedy had made a mess in Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
He had to do something to look good.
The Apollo program of going to the Moon was quite a goal,.
- Wally Schirra

The moon and other celestial bodies should be free
for exploration and use by all countries.
No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Moon!
Moon!
I am prone before you.
Pity me, and drench me in loneliness.
- Amy Lowell

If we hadn't put a man on the moon, there wouldn't
be a Silicon Valley today.
- John Sculley

Moon rocks are OK when everyone is eating.
- Goodman Ace

It's hard not to be excited when you're going to find
a way to land on the moon.
- Alan Bean

The Dark Side of the Moon is a fine album with a textural
and conceptual richness that not only invites,
but demands involvement.
There is a certain grandeur.
- Alan Parsons

The President forgot to mention the Moon,
Mars, and the federal deficit - all of which are sky-high.
- Brad Sherman

If there are bases on the moon, that would be the end
of the moon as we know it.
- Laurie Anderson

I promise to be an excellent husband,
but give me a wife who, like the moon,
will not appear every day in my sky.
- Anton Chekhov

Aim for the moon.
If you miss, you may hit a star.
- W. Clement Stone

I have the LIFE magazine of the men walking on the moon.
- Christa McAuliffe

The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago,
had they happened to be within reach of predatory human hands.
- Havelock Ellis

The Sun, Moon and Stars are there to guide us.
- Dennis Banks

You talk about American technocracy and you find men on the moon,
not once, but several times...
and safely home again.
- Gordon Sinclair

Neil Armstrong, when he was out there landing on the moon,
I was there first.
- Mark Roberts

I've always loved airplanes and flight.
The space program was really important to me as a kid.
I still have a photo of Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon in my living room.
- Bill Nye

The day, water, sun, moon, night - I do not have to
purchase these things with money.
- Plautus

Go for the moon.
If you don't get it, you'll still be heading for a star.
- Willis Reed

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint
of light on broken glass.
- Anton Chekhov

I lived in England to learn English.
When I went to England for the first time,
it was like being on the Moon.
I had no friends, I couldn't speak the language.
I was very isolated.
- Jean Alesi

I saw a photograph of a wedding conducted by Reverend
Moon of the Unification Church.
I wanted to understand this event, and the only way
to understand it was to write about it.
- Don DeLillo

The book of Revelation says that we no longer need the sun or the moon,
for Christ is the light of the world.
- Tim LaHaye

You've got the sun, you've got the moon,
and you've got the Rolling Stones.
- Keith Richards

I believe that the only way that the human race is
gonna survive is to start colonizing space and setting up colonies on the moon,
and then space stations.
- Ace Frehley

We lived the life with Keith Moon.
It was all Spinal Tap magnified a thousand times.
- Roger Daltrey

I'm not particularly impressed with going 50 miles per gallon.
That doesn't impress me when we can go to the moon.
- Alexandra Paul

I am tired, beloved, of chafing my heart against the want of you;
of squeezing it into little ink drops,
and posting it.
And I scald alone, here, under the fire of the great moon.
- Amy Lowell

I can remember walking on the moon.
- Alan Bean

They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand,
on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon.
- Edward Lear

Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light,
though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk.
- John Milton

When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion;
but when he barks at strangers,
it is patriotism!
- David Starr Jordan

We got to the moon.
- Rusty Schweickart

There's not a wind but whispers of thy name;
And not a flow'r that grows beneath the moon,
But in its hues and fragrance tells a tale Of thee,
my love.
- Barry Cornwall

The Dark Side of the Moon has flash -
the true flash that comes from the excellence of a superb performance.
- Alan Parsons

Oh, don't let's ask for the moon.
We've already got the stars.
- Bette Davis


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