This is a permanent link for this quote. It can safely be shared or bookmarked for future use.

"There was no end to his patience and endurance. He played day and night, his obsession somewhat disquieting. It was less as if he were playing to dispel gloom or beguile tedium than as if he were giving himself up to the fangs of gaming devils."

Yasunari Kawabata in The Master of Go

Originally Published Jan. 1, 1954

Paperback edition:

182 pages - May 28, 1996