The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.— Nhat Hanh
Undeniable Cherry Blossom quotations
A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.
The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It's a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short.
In the cherry blossom's shade there's no such thing as a stranger.
You are not built to shrink down to less but to blossom into more.
However far I gaze Neither cherry blossoms nor Crimson leaves are in sight.
Only a fisherman's hut on the shore In the autumnal evening.
The oak tree: not interested in cherry blossoms.
What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough.
the Japanese school year begins in spring .
.. so mothers can send off their children as cherry blossoms fall from the branches.
It may just be because I get homesick, but I have concluded Washington's cherry blossoms are just plain overrated.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Break open the cherry tree: where are the blossoms? Just wait for spring time to see how they bloom.
The work of preservation demands that the feelings playing about in one's guts not be turned into action. Just watch their passing like cherry blossoms.
For in spite of the snapdragons and the duty millers and the cherry blossoms, it was always winter.
The flower doesn't dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes.
Between our two lives there is also the life of the cherry blossom.
Ah, if in this world there were no such thing as cherry blossoms, perhaps then in springtime our hearts would be at peace.
We celebrate the cherry tree not for its efficiency but for its effectiveness - and for its beauty. Its materials are in constant flow, and all those thousands of useless cherry blossoms look gorgeous. Then they fall to the ground and become soil again, so there's no problem
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
It is spring time now! While the world looks for a new war to fight, you look for a cherry blossom to watch! Let the stupid seeks the violence; you seek the elegance!
Look at the cherry blossoms! Their color and scent fall with them, Are gone forever, Yet mindless The spring comes again.
From all these trees, in the salads, the soup, everywhere, cherry blossoms fall.
And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
The notion is called wabi-sabi life, like the cherry blossom, it is beautiful because of its impermanence, not in spite of it, more exquisite for the inevitability of loss.
[W]hen the mind is really absent, in that silence, in that unlimited space, your potential starts glowing, radiating, flowering. Suddenly you are full of cherry blossoms, a new presence, a new fragrance.
Break open A cherry tree And there are no flowers;
But the spring breeze Brings forth myriad blossoms.
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
I have a pretty good memory, but memories are time beings, too, like cherry blossoms or ginkgo leaves; for a while they are beautiful, and then they fade and die.
I want to do with you what the spring does with the cherry trees.
We complain and complain, but we have lived and seen the blossom -apple, pear, cherry, plum, almond blossom - in the sun; and the best among us cannot pretend they deserve - or could contrive - anything better.
The single biggest contribution you can make is to step into your greatness. Let your unique magnificence blossom.
Looking about I see no cherry blossoms And no crimson leaves A straw-thatched hut by a bay In the autumn dusk.
If there were no cherry blossoms in this world How much more tranquil our hearts would be in spring.
Sweet is the air with the budding haws, and the valley stretching for miles below Is white with blossoming cherry-trees, as if just covered with lighted snow.
Cherry trees will blossom every year; But I'll disappear for good, One of these days.
On a moonlit night, after a snowfall, or under cherry blossoms, it adds to our pleasure if, while chatting at our ease, we bring forth the wine cups.
Are we to look at cherry blossoms only in full bloom, the moon only when it is cloudless? To long for the moon while looking on the rain, to lower the blinds and be unaware of the passing of the spring - these are even more deeply moving. Branches about to blossom or gardens strewn with flowers are worthier of our admiration.
If I were asked to explain the Japanese spirit, I would say it is wild cherry blossoms glowing in the morning sun!
The ancients waited for cherry blossoms, grieved when they were gone, and lamented their passing in countless poems. How very ordinary the poems had seemed to Sachiko when she read them as a girl, but now she knew, as well as one could know, that grieving over fallen cherry blossoms was more than a fad or convention.
Just as cherry, plum, peach and damson blossoms all possess their own unique qualities, each person is unique. We cannot become someone else. The important thing is that we live true to ourselves and cause the great flower of our lives to blossom.
Along the wide curving moat surrounding the palace, rows of cherry trees announced the end of their seasonal beauty. Some of the trees were weeping: blossoms in white and palest pink, ponderous with decreptitude, eddying on the brown water, stirred by the paddling of ducks.
The first time I saw a fingerbowl was at the home of my benefactress.
[...] The water had a few cherry blossoms in it, and I thought it must be some clear sort of Japanese after-dinner soup and ate every bit of it, including the crisp little blossoms.