any art worth learning will certainly reward more or less generously the effort made to study it.”  - Murasaki Shikibu, author, poet, novelist ("The Tale of Genji")
any art worth learning will certainly reward more or less generously the effort made to study it.” – Murasaki Shikibu, author, poet, novelist (“The Tale of Genji”)

 

Murasaki Shikibu was a Japanese novelist, poet and lady-in-waiting at the Imperial court during the Heian period. She is best known as the author of The Tale of Genji, written in Japanese between about 1000 and 1012

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