If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-10 (visit:691) - Haruki Murakami Norwegian Wood books thought
Memories are what warm you up from the inside. But they're also what tear you apart.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-16 (visit:558) - Haruki Murakami Kafka on the Shore memories
I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-16 (visit:712) - Haruki Murakami South of the Border, West of the Sun love pain relationships
Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who's in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It's like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven't seen in a long time.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-16 (visit:567) - Haruki Murakami love
Why do people have to be this lonely? What's the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-16 (visit:594) - Haruki Murakami Sputnik Sweetheart loneliness
But who can say what's best? That's why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. My experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a life time, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-16 (visit:863) - Haruki Murakami Norwegian Wood
Don't feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-16 (visit:631) - Haruki Murakami Norwegian Wood
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-16 (visit:754) - Haruki Murakami Sputnik Sweetheart dream
Nobody likes being alone that much. I don't go out of my way to make friends, that's all. It just leads to disappointment.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-16 (visit:706) - Haruki Murakami Norwegian Wood friendship life loneliness
Haruki Murakami (村上 春樹, Murakami Haruki?, born January 12, 1949) is a Japanese writer and translator. His works of fiction and non-fiction have garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards, including the Franz Kafka Prize and the Jerusalem Prize, among others.
Murakami's fiction, often criticized by Japan's literary establishment, is humorous and surreal, focusing on themes of alienation and loneliness. He is considered an important figure in postmodern literature. The Guardian praised Murakami as "among the world's greatest living novelists" for his works and achievements.