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Best Memoirs Of A Geisha Quotes 2021

“My name back then was Chiyo. I wouldn’t be known by my geisha name, Sayuri, until years later.”
Memoirs of a Geisha
“I sometimes lift the brocade cover on the mirror of my makeup stand, and have the briefest flicker of a thought that I may find her there in the glass, smirking at me.”
Memoirs of a Geisha
“Geisha never marry. Or at least those who do no longer continue as geisha.”
Memoirs of a Geisha
“For one thing, the bidding hadn’t been a contest between Dr. Crab and Nobu at all. It had ended up a contest between Dr. Crab and the Baron.”
Memoirs of a Geisha
“Even if we did survive and Mr. Tanaka adopted us, would my own family cease to exist?”
Memoirs of a Geisha
“In the years since, I’ve been called beautiful more often than I can remember. Though, of course, geisha are always called beautiful, even those who aren’t. But when Mr. Tanaka said it to me, before I’d ever heard of such a thing as a geisha, I could almost believe it was true.”
Memoirs of a Geisha
“I’m sure I looked no more elegant than a guest at an inn looks wearing a robe on the way to the bath. But I’d never before worn anything nearly so glamorous on my body.”
Memoirs of a Geisha
“Evidently in the six months since I’d last seen them, I’d changed more than I realized.”
Memoirs of a Geisha
“I’d earned more in the past six months than both Hatsumomo and Pumpkin combined.”
Memoirs of a Geisha
“Only when she sits before her mirror to apply her makeup with care does she become a geisha. And I don’t mean that this is when she begins to look like one. This is when she begins to think like one too.”
Memoirs of a Geisha
“It struck me as odd that even though no one could have called her a beauty, Mr. Tanaka’s eyes were fixed on her like a rag on a hook.”
Memoirs of a Geisha
“Your job is to bow as low as you can, and don’t look them in the eye.”
Memoirs of a Geisha
“Do as you’re told; don’t be too much trouble; and you might begin learning the arts of a geisha two or three months from now.”
Memoirs of a Geisha
“Everyone knows how you hate Mameha,” Auntie told [Hatsumomo]. “You hate anyone more successful than you.”
Memoirs of a Geisha
“Maybe you’re just too pretty yourself to be able to see it elsewhere.”
Memoirs of a Geisha
“I’ve heard it said that the week in which a young girl prepares for her debut as an apprentice geisha is like when a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.”
Memoirs of a Geisha
“Beginning my training meant going to a school in another section of Gion to take lessons in things like music, dance, and tea ceremony. ”
Memoirs of a Geisha
“Every time I caught a glimpse of myself in the glass of a shop, I felt I was someone to be taken seriously; not a girl anymore, but a young woman.”
Memoirs of a Geisha
“Every young geisha may be proud of her hairstyle at first, but she comes to hate it within three or four days.”
Memoirs of a Geisha
“We don’t become geisha so our lives will be satisfying. We become geisha because we have no other choice.”

Memories Of A Geisha Quotes

  • Grief is a most peculiar thing; we’re so helpless in the face of it. It’s like a window that will simply open of its own accord. The room grows cold, and we can do nothing but shiver. But it opens a little less each time, and a little less; and one day we wonder what has become of it.

    Arthur Golden
  • I will think of you every time I need to be reminded that there is beauty and goodness in the world.

    Arthur Golden
  • Adversity is like a strong wind. I don’t mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are.

    Arthur Golden
  • He was like a song I’d heard once in fragments but had been singing in my mind ever since.

    Arthur Golden
  • We none of us find as much kindness in this world as we should.

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  • We lead our lives like water flowing down a hill, going more or less in one direction until we splash into something that forces us to find a new course.

    Arthur Golden
  • I don’t know when we’ll see each other again or what the world will be like when we do. We may both have seen many horrible things. But I will think of you every time I need to be reminded that there is beauty and goodness in the world.

    Arthur Golden
  • From this experience, I understood the danger of focusing only on what isn’t there. What if I came to the end of my life and realized that I’d spent every day watching for a man who would never come to me? What an unbearable sorrow it would be, to realize I’d never really tasted the things I’d eaten, or seen the places I’d been, because I’d thought of nothing but the Chairman even while my life was drifting away from me. And yet if I drew my thoughts back from him, what life would I have? I would be like a dancer who had practiced since childhood for a performance she would never give.

    Arthur Golden
  • Now I know that our world is no more permanent than a wave rising on the ocean. Whatever our struggles and triumphs, however we may suffer them, all too soon they bleed into a wash, just like watery ink on paper.

    Arthur Golden
  • Well, a peach has a lovely taste and so does a mushroom, but you can’t put the two together.

    Arthur Golden
  • I never seek to defeat the man I am fighting, ” he explained. “I seek to defeat his confidence. A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory. Two men are equals – true equals – only when they both have equal confidence.

    Arthur Golden
  • We don’t become geisha because we want our lives to be happy; we become geisha because we have no choice.

    Arthur Golden
  • Even stone can be worn down with enough rain.

    Arthur Golden
  • I don’t think any of us can speak frankly about pain until we are no longer enduring it.

    Arthur Golden
  • I don’t like things held up before me that I cannot have.

    Arthur Golden
  • Of course, a sign doesn’t mean anything unless you know how to interpret it.

    Arthur Golden
  • If a few minutes of suffering could make me so angry, what would years of it do? Even a stone can be worn down with enough rain.

    Arthur Golden
  • Watch for the thing that will show itself to you. Because that thing, when you find it, will be your future.

    Arthur Golden
  • Sometimes we get through adversity only by imagining what the world might be like if our dreams should ever come true.

    Arthur Golden
  • His face was very heavily creased, and into each crease he had tucked some worry or other, so that it wasn’t really his face any longer, but more like a tree that had nests of birds in all of the branches. He had to struggle constantly to manage it and always looked worn out from the effort.

    Arthur Golden
  • Sadness was a very heavy thing.

    Arthur Golden
  • A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course of victory.

    Arthur Golden
  • Was life nothing more than a storm that constantly washed away what had been there only a moment before, and left behind something barren and unrecognizable?

    Arthur Golden
  • I had to wonder if men were so blinded by beauty that they would feel privileged to live their lives with an actual demon, so long as it was a beautiful demon.

    Arthur Golden
  • How many times already had I encountered the painful lesson that although we may wish for the barb to be pulled from our flesh, it leaves a welt that doesn’t heal?

    Arthur Golden
  • At that moment, beauty itself struck me as a kind of painful melancholy.

    Arthur Golden
  • We must use whatever methods we can to understand the movement of the universe around us and time our actions so that we are not fighting the currents, but moving with them.

    Arthur Golden
  • I went back to those graves not long afterward and found as I stood there that sadness was a very heavy thing. My body weighed twice what it had only a moment earlier, as if those graves were pulling me down toward them.

    Arthur Golden

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