Quotation Explorer - 'Haruki Murakami'

Dreaming is the day job of novelists, but sharing our dreams is a still more important task for us. We cannot be novelists without this sense of sharing something. - Haruki Murakami
What his time spent with women offered was the opportunity 2 be embraced by reality on the one hand, while negating it entirely on the other - Haruki Murakami
Lo que puedan enseñarte los demás acaba en mismo, lo que aprendes por tu propia cuenta forma parte de ti - Haruki Murakami
People think of all kinds of things at three in the morning. We all do. That's why we each have to figure out our own way of fighting it off. - Haruki Murakami
People change,' Sara said.'True enough,' Tsukuru said. 'People do change. And no matter how close we once were, and how much we opened up to each other, maybe neither of us knew anything substantial about the other. - Haruki Murakami
I was much younger, much hungrier, much more alone. But I was myself, pared down to the essentials. - Haruki Murakami
People want to be bowled over by something special. Nine times out of ten you might strike out, but that tenth time, that peak experience, is what people want. That's what can move the world. That's art. - Haruki Murakami
Honesty is to truth as prow is to stern. Honesty appears first and truth appears last. The interval between varies in direct proportion to the size of ship. With anything of size, truth takes a long time in coming. Sometimes it only manifests itself posthumously. - Haruki Murakami
No era mi brazo lo que ella buscaba, sino el brazo de alguien. No era mi calor lo que ella necesitaba, sino el calor de alguien. Entonces sentía algo rayando en la culpabilidad por ser yo ese alguien - Haruki Murakami
Pensare a degli spaghetti che bollono in eterno, ma non sono mai cotti, è molto triste. - Haruki Murakami
The very thought of such people’s intolerant worldview, their inflated sense of self superiority, and their callous imposition of their own beliefs on others was enough to fill her with rage. - Haruki Murakami
Rock and roll was my favorite, but before long I grew to enjoy Shinamoto's brand of classical music. This was music from another world, which had its appeal, but more than that I loved it because she was a part of that world. - Haruki Murakami
El amor que se profesaban era tan verdadero que no había ninguna necesidad de ponerlo a prueba. El destino los había unido con un lazo tan fuerte que solo es posible encontrar uno igual entre un millón - Haruki Murakami
tas var būt, ka laikmetā, kad cilvēki būvē stacijas uz Mēness, ogles joprojām iegūst raktvēs, Aomaame nobrīnījās. - Haruki Murakami
You’re here, I continued. At least you look as if you’re here. But maybe you aren’t. Maybe it’s just your shadow. The real you may be someplace else. Or maybe you already disappeared, a long, long time ago. I reach out my hand to see, but you’ve hidden yourself behind a cloud of probablys. - Haruki Murakami
Quizás aun no te comprenda. Pero, con un poco de tiempo, llegaré a entenderte. Y no habrá nadie en el mundo que te comprenda mejor que yo. - Haruki Murakami
...somewhere, on some subterranean level, her darkness and his may have connected. - Haruki Murakami
April and May were painful, lonely months for me because I couldn't talk to you. I never knew that spring could be so painful and lonely. Better to have three Februaries than a spring like this. - Haruki Murakami
I think that my job is to observe people and the world, and not to judge them. I always hope to position myself away from so-called conclusions. I would like to leave everything wide open to all the possibilities in the world. - Haruki Murakami
It was nothing but a hole, a mouth open wide. You could lean over the edge and peer down to see nothing. All I knew about the well was its frightening depth. It was deep beyond measuring, and crammed full of darkness, as if all the world’s darkness had been boiled down to their ultimate density. - Haruki Murakami
He stopped complaining, but now I was annoyed. I went to the roof and drank alone. - Haruki Murakami
Like most novelists, I like to do exactly the opposite of what I'm told. It's in my nature as a novelist. Novelists can't trust anything they haven't seen with their own eyes or touched with their own hands. (Jerusalem Prize acceptance speech, JERUSALEM POST, Feb. 15, 2009) - Haruki Murakami
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories. - Haruki Murakami
Smrt postoji ne kao suprotnost života već kao njegov deo. - Haruki Murakami
You can hide memories, but you can't erase the history that produced them.Sara looked directly into his eyesI nothing else, you need to remember that. you can't erase history, or change it. it would be like destroying yourself. - Haruki Murakami
suffering is a misunderstood pain - Haruki Murakami
My short stories are like soft shadows I have set out in the world, faint footprints I have left. I remember exactly where I set down each and every one of them, and how I felt when I did. Short stories are like guideposts to my heart... - Haruki Murakami
A question wells up inside me, a question so big it blocks my throat and makes it hard to breathe. Somehow I swallow it back, finally choosing another. "Are memories such an important thing?""It depends," she replies, and closes her eyes. "In some cases, they're the most important thing there is. - Haruki Murakami
It's a dark, cool, quiet place. A basement in your soul. And that place can sometimes be dangerous to the human mind. I can open the door and enter that darkness, but I have to be very careful. I can find my story there. Then I bring that thing to the surface, into the real world. - Haruki Murakami
Maybe you didn't want to get married, or get tied down?'Tsukuru shook his head. 'No, I don't think that was it. I'm the sort of person who craves stability. - Haruki Murakami
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. - Haruki Murakami
All I know is I'm totallyalone. All alone i n an unfamiliar place, like some solitary explorer who's lost his compass and his map. Is this what it means to be free? I don't know, and I give up thinking about it. - Haruki Murakami
I wasn’t able to be that person for you, and I did a terrible thing. I feel awful about it. But there was something wrong between us from the start, as if we’d done the buttons up wrong. - Haruki Murakami
It's just that the chaos has changed shape. The giraffe and the bear have traded hats, and the bear's switched scarves with the zebra. - Haruki Murakami
To Tengo, sexual desire was fundamentally an extension of a means of communication. And so, to look for sexual desire in a place where there was no possibility of communication seemed inappropriate to him. - Haruki Murakami
I am living in hell from one day to the next. But there is nothing I can do to escape. I don't know where I would go if I did. I feel utterly powerless, and that feeling is my prision. I entered of my own free will, I locked the door, and I threw away the key. - Haruki Murakami
Don't forget - you're the one who swam across the freezing sea at night. - Haruki Murakami
There are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone. - Haruki Murakami
it's a fine moon', she repeated - Haruki Murakami
And you came to Finland to build a station?""No I came here on vacation to visit a friend.""That's good," the driver said. "Vacations and friends are the two best things in life. - Haruki Murakami
But you knoe, she's right. Every single day, each time I see her face, see her, it's utterly precious. - Haruki Murakami
The laugh left a bitter taste in our mouths, but we laughed out all the same. - Haruki Murakami
A su lado, lado tenía la sensación de que finalmente la vida volvía a pertenecerme - Haruki Murakami
A rubber plant is just about the ideal family. - Haruki Murakami
Mirtis egzistuoja ne kaip gyvenimo priešingybė, o kaip jos dalis. - Haruki Murakami
Still, the time I spent with her was more precious than anything. She helped me forget the undertone of loneliness in my life. She expanded the outer edges of my world, helped me draw a deep, soothing breath. Only Sumire could do that for me. - Haruki Murakami
I might have been afraid that if I really loved someone and needed her, one day she might suddenly disappear without a word, and I'd be left all alone. - Haruki Murakami
The others in the dorm thought I wanted to be a writer, because I was always alone with a book, but I had no such ambition. , Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
If I choose to write about sheep, it's just because I happened to write about sheep. There is no deep significance. - Haruki Murakami
Onde luz tem de haver sombra, e onde sombra é forçoso que haja luz. Não existe sombra sem luz, nem luz sem sombra. - Haruki Murakami
When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person that walked in. That's what the storm is all about. - Haruki Murakami
Putting it into words will destroy any meaning. - Haruki Murakami
Writing a novel is like having a dream. - Haruki Murakami
O coração humano é como um pássaro nocturno. Espera por qualquer coisa em silêncio e, quando chega a altura, levanta voo e vai direito a ela. - Haruki Murakami
I love pop culture -- the Rolling Stones, the Doors, David Lynch, things like that. That's why I said I don't like elitism. - Haruki Murakami
Because brains packed with knowledge are yummy, that's why. They're nice and creamy. And sort of grainy at the same time. - Haruki Murakami
You can hide memories, suppress them, but you can’t erase the history that produced them - Haruki Murakami
Next she turned the gun upward and thrust the muzzle into her mouth. Now it was aimed directly at her cerebrum-- the gray labyrinth where consciousness resided. - Haruki Murakami
Gays, lesbians, straights, feminists, fascist pigs, communists, Hare Krishnas - none of them bother me. I don't care what banner they raise. But what I can't stand are hollow people. When I'm with them I just can't bare it, and wind up saying things I shouldn't. - Haruki Murakami
Kitąsyk užsimerkęs paliesdavau kokią pažįstamą knygą ir giliai į plaučius įtraukdavau jos kvapą. Vien šito pakakdavo, kad pasijausčiau laimingas. - Haruki Murakami
Κάποια στιγμή αργότερα θα καταλάβω τι σημαίνουν όλα αυτά - Haruki Murakami
Something will work out tomorrow, I thought. And if not, then tomorrow I'll do some thinking. Ob—la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on. - Haruki Murakami
But still, he reflected, I ought to wash my pajamas more often. Life is so uncertain: you never know what could happen. One way to deal with that is to keep your pajamas washed. --Tengo, IQ84 - Haruki Murakami
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