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The Pillow Book (film) Quotes

The Pillow Book (film) is a TV program that appeared on TV in 1970 . The Pillow Book ended in 1970.

It features Kees Kasander as producer, Brian Eno in charge of musical score, and Sacha Vierny as head of cinematography.

The Pillow Book (film) is recorded in English, Cantonese, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, and French and originally aired in Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, and Luxembourg. Each episode of The Pillow Book (film) is 126 minutes long. The Pillow Book (film) is distributed by Lionsgate Films.

The cast includes: Vivian Wu as Nagiko, Hideko Yoshida as The Aunt, Ken Mitsuishi as The Husband, and Ewan McGregor as Jerome.

The Pillow Book (film) Quotes

Vivian Wu as Nagiko

  • (Vivian Wu) "When God made the first clay model of a human being, He painted in the eyes -- the lips -- and the sex. And then He painted in each person's name lest the person should ever forget it. If God approved of His creation, He brought the painted clay model into life by signing His own name."
  • (Vivian Wu) "I am certain that there are two things in life which are dependable: the delights of the flesh and the delights of literature. I have had the good fortune to enjoy them both equally."
  • (Vivian Wu) "If writings did not exist, what terrible depressions we should suffer."
  • (Vivian Wu) "The smell of white paper is like the scent of skin of a new lover who has just paid a surprise visit out of a rainy garden. And the black ink is like lacquered hair. And the quill? Well, the quill is like that instrument of pleasure whose purpose is never in doubt but whose surprising efficiency one always, always forgets."
  • (Vivian Wu) "I need writing. Don't ask why. Just take out your pen and write on my arm."
  • (Vivian Wu) "Warm rain falling from the mountainous clouds. Walking slowly dressed in crimson thinking of Kyoto. Kissed by a lover in the Matsuo Tiasha garden. Quiet water and loud water. Love in the afternoon in imitation of history. Love before and love after. If God approved of His creation. He brought the painted clay-model to life. By signing His own name. Flesh and the writing table. Writing of love and finding it."
  • (Vivian Wu) "I like the smell of paper; all kinds. It reminds me of the scent of skin."
  • (Vivian Wu) "Anything coloured Indigo is splendid; Indigo coloured flowers, Indigo thread, and especially indigo paper."
  • (Vivian Wu) "Farewells can be both beautiful and despicable. Saying farewell to one who is loved is very complicated. Why should a person be obligated to stand such sweet pain and such bitter pleasure?"
  • (Vivian Wu) "How can I get pleasure writing on you? You have to write on me."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "Go on. Use my body like the pages of a book. Of your book."

Ewan McGregor as Jerome

  • (Ewan McGregor) "I could learn new languages to make you understood all over the world."

Hideko Yoshida as The Aunt

  • (Hideko Yoshida) "This is a book written a long time ago. It is called The Pillow Book and written by a lady who has the same first name as you; Nagiko. When you are twenty-eight years old this book will be exactly a thousand years old. Think of that."

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