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- Leaves never fall
in vain - from all around
- Japanese Death Poems. Compiled by Yoel Hoffmann. ISBN 978-0-8048-3179-6; cited in: Stephen Harold Riggins.The Pleasures of Time: Two Men, a Life. 2009. p. 209.
Quotes about Chori
- Chori's humility is evident through his identification with such an anonymous form of nature as the leaves of unnamed plants. Like them, his body will be recycled. Perhaps actual noises are heard at the time of his death in the autumn of the year that can be interpreted as consoling. But the word "bell" is really a metaphor. There is no deliberate, personal or human commemoration of his life.
- Stephen Harold Riggins.The Pleasures of Time: Two Men, a Life. 2009. p. 209.