“The Pillow Book” quotes(1996)
All actors – Vivian Wu, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata, Hideko Yoshida, Ewan McGregor, Judy Ongg, Ken Mitsuishi, Yutaka Honda, Barbara Lott, Miwako Kawai, Lynne Langdon, Chizuru Ohnishi, Shiho Takamatsu, Aki Ishimaru, Hisashi Hidaka, Dehong Chen, Ham-Chau Luong, Akihiko Nishida, Kentaro Matsuo, Nguyen Duc Nhan, Augusto Aristotle, Roger To Thanh Hien, Chris Bearne, Ronald Guttman, Wichert Dromkert, Martin Tukker, Wu Wei, Tom Kane, Kheim Lam, Daishi Hori, Kinya Tsuruyama, Eiichi Tanaka, Rick Waney, Masaru Matsuda, Wataru Murofushi, Ryuke Azuma, Seitaro Koyama, Tatsuya Kimura, Yoshihiko Nagata, Atsushi Miura, Kazushi Ishimaru, Hikari Abe, Ai Kanafuji, Yoshino Yoshioka, Yuki Nou, Masami Nishio, Satomi Kimura, Michiko Matsuo, Kintaro Murayama, Ann, Kaoru Ueda, Ohko, Junko Shinohara, Yûko Nozawa, Kiyomi Nomura, Midori Hatsuda, Miwa Hayashi, Seizo H. Inoue, Yoshihiro Kawai, Munenari Takeshima, Toshio Kimura, Masakazu Takemura, Hiroshi Nakajima, Kageyoshi Shirakata, Takashi Miyake, Hiroko Uno, Yûko Shimomura, Kana Haraguchi, Yuri Inoue, Makiko Shoji, Miwako Namie, Atsuko Nakamura, Tokiko Horiike, Akiko Yokotani, Yasuyo Ogawa, Atsuko Yoshikawa, Mariko Ajimoto, Hiromi Tani, Fukue Kitaoka, Arnita Swanson, Jim Adhi Limas, Miho Tanaka, Fabienne De Marco, Tania De Jaeger, Jinhua Lu, Tien Sing Wang, Chau, See Wah Leung, Kha, Kumi Komino, Yuki Hayashi, Maskai Taketani, Mr. Luo, Mrs. Luo, See Yan Leung, François Van Den Bergen, Valerie Buchanan, Yorks Tong, Anna Chu, C.S. Wong, Michelle Nicholson, Farini Cheung, Anita Leung Fui Shan, Tom Tom, Doris Lui Lai Fong, Sam, Shuen Ngar Lei, Chan Ben, Bobsy Jureidini, Andrew Chan, Vanessa Lanza, Chau Kwok Kwan, Ho Keung Kwong, Sammuel Leung, Jo Jo Hui, Louis Fu Yiu Shi, Paul Wan, Adrian Kwan, Leung Woo, Hui Pak Kin, Man Kit, Foon Wing Hong, Li Chun Man, Stephen C. Lam, Edelmer Christanse, Jimmy Lee Wai Chang, Terence Tsin Chung Tung, Mennan Yaposhow all
“The Pillow Book” Quotes 15 quotes
“If writings did not exist, what terrible depressions we should suffer.”
“The smell of white paper is like the scent of skin of a new lover who has just paid a surprise visit out of a rainy garden. And the black ink is like lacquered hair. And the quill? Well, the quill is like that instrument of pleasure whose purpose is never in doubt but whose surprising efficiency one always, always forgets.”
“Farewells can be both beautiful and despicable. Saying farewell to one who is loved is very complicated. Why should a person be obligated to stand such sweet pain and such bitter pleasure?”
“- Nagiko: How can I get pleasure writing on you? You have to write on me.
- Jerome: Go on. Use my body like the pages of a book. Of your book.”
“I like the smell of paper - all kinds. It reminds me of the scent of skin.”
“Anything coloured indigo is splendid; indigo coloured flowers, indigo thread, and especially indigo paper.”
“- Nagiko: You've been reading my diary?
- The Husband: Isn't that why people keep diaries? To be read by someone else? Otherwise why keep them?
- Nagiko: To know about themselves.”
“I am certain that there are two things in life which are dependable: the delights of the flesh and the delights of literature. I have had the good fortune to enjoy them both equally.”
“Nipples like bone buttons. An instep like a half open book. A navel like the inside of a shell. A belly like an upturned saucer. A penis like a sea slug or a pickled cucumber.”