Reginald Horace Blyth

1898 - 1964

A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on country, death, drinking, giving, life, losing, and winning

Thus we see that the all important thing is not killing or giving life, drinking or not drinking, living in the town or the country, being unlucky or lucky, winning or losing. It is how we win, how we lose, how we live or die, finally, how we choose.

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

Source: Zen Quotes

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A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on life, men, and world

If all men lead mechanical, unpoetical lives, this is the real nihilism, the real undoing of the world.

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

Source: Zen Quotes

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A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on creation, discovery, experience, nature, and poetry

Or, to express this in another way, suggested to me by Professor Suzuki, in connection with "seeing into our own nature, poetry is the something that we see, but the seeing and the something are one; without the seeing there is no something, no something, no seeing. There is neither discovery nor creation: only the perfect, indivisible experience.

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

Source: Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics, p.84

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A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on books, interest, poetry, popularity, schools, time, writers, and zen

Regarding R. H. Blyth: Blyth's four volume Haiku became especially popular at this time [1950's] because his translations were based on the assumption that the haiku was the poetic expression of Zen. Not surprisingly, his books attracted the attention of the Beat school, most notably writers such as Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder and Jack Kerouac, all of whom had a prior interest in Zen.

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

Source: Zen Quotes — George Swede, Haiku in English in North America

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A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on books

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Regarding R. H. Blyth: For translations, the best books are still those by R. H. Blyth. . . .

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

Source: Zen Quotes — Michael Dylan Welch, Want Fries with Those Haiku, 2000

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A Quote by Reginald Horace Blyth on poetry and safety

Regarding R. H. Blyth: Blyth is sometimes perilous, naturally, since he's a high-handed old poem himself, but he's also sublime - and who goes to poetry for safety anyway.

Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 - 1964)

Source: Zen Quotes — J. D. Salinger

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