Basho Quotes

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Ah, tranquillity! / Penetrating the very rock, / a cicada’s voice.

— Basho

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Instead, seek what they sought.

— Basho

Even in Kyoto – / Hearing the cuckoo’s cry / I long for Kyoto.

— Basho

I hear the unblown flute, In the deep summer shadows, Of the Temple of Suma.

— Basho