Citações Matsuo Bashō
Seek not the paths of the ancients;
Seek that which the ancients sought.
from 「柴門の辞」"Words by a Brushwood Gate" (also translated as "The Rustic Gate") (Unknown translator)
Original: (ja) 古人の跡を求めず、
Fonte: On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho
Classical Japanese Database, Translation #41 http://carlsensei.com/classical/index.php/translation/view/41 of a Saga Diary excerpt (Translation: Robert Hass)
Contexto: It rains during the morning. No visitors today. I feel lonely and amuse myself by writing at random. These are the words:
Who mourns makes grief his master.
Who drinks makes pleasure his master.
— Bashō Matsuo, livro Oku no Hosomichi
Matsuo Bashō, Narrow Road to the Interior and other writings, Boston, 2000, p. 3 (Translation: Sam Hamill)
Oku no Hosomichi
Variante: The journey itself is my home.