"I cling to each instant with all my heart: I know that it is unique, irreplaceable — and yet I would not raise a finger to stop it from being annihilated"
"Even if you consume as many books
As the sands of the Ganges
It is not as good as really catching
One verse of Zen.
If you want to know the secret of Buddhism,
Here it is: ‘Everything is in the Heart.’"
Ryōkan (1758–1831), Zen poet
"The trick, kiddo,” his mom replies slowly. “Is finding someone who complements you instead of completes you. You need to be complete on your own."
"Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon the absolute truth."