Quotes by Haruki Murakami

11 Jan

“Memories are what warm you up from the inside. But they’re also what tear you apart.”
Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore)


“It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.”
Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore)


“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.”
Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood)


“Don’t feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.”
Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood)


“She waited for the train to pass. Then she said, “I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while.”
Haruki Murakami (Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman)


“Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.”
Haruki Murakami (Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: 24 Stories)


“Only the Dead stay seventeen forever.”
Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood)


“Narrow minds devoid of imagination. Intolerance, theories cut off from reality, empty terminology, usurped ideals, inflexible systems. Those are the things that really frighten me. What I absolutely fear and loathe.”
Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore)


“I want you always to remember me. Will you remember that I existed, and that I stood next to you here like this?”
Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood)


“A certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect.”
Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore)


“Mediocrity is like a spot on your shirt, it never comes off.”
Haruki Murakami (Dance, Dance, Dance)

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