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Haruki Murakami

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A dream is what makes people love life even when it is painful.
THEODORE ZELDIN
Past is nothing but the crumbs of a dream remained in our memory! And the future is just another sho...
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Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream.
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Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't...
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Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not b...
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Life is a re-discovery.
BRIAN BLESSED
Your life is so short that you are nothing but the trace you left behind yourself!
MEHMET MURAT ILDAN
Life is short and progress is slow.
GABRIEL LIPPMANN
Art is eternal, but life is short.
EVELYN DE MORGAN
For all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
PEDRO CALDERON DE LA BARCA
This is nothing short of a case of medical terrorism.
MICHAEL VECCHIONE
Nothing can be more painful than the cry of the word which gave us the inspiration to dream of love.
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Time is long but life is short.
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Life is short, the art long.
HIPPOCRATES
Life is short, and it is here to be lived.
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Life is short, so enjoy it to the fullest.
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Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream.
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Life is short. Don't waste it being comfortable.
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Life is a desire!
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Life Is a Misconception.
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Her cry was the saddest sound of orgasm that I had ever heard.
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Life is a risk.
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Although he doesn't know it yet, she isn't his real life. But he is hers.

This is painful...
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Nothing good is a miracle, nothing lovely is a dream.
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Life is too short for souvenirs.
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Life is short but a smile takes barely a second.
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My life is short. I can't listen to banality.
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The art is long, life is short.
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He was part of my dream, of course - but then I was part of his dream too.
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Life is but a dream for the dead.
GERARD WAY
This life is a warfare zone & life may be short for those not prepared for battle.
DAVID ATTA (A.K.A DAVIED ATTLARS & MR DAIN)
My life is a struggle.
VOLTAIRE
you don't get nothing from sleep but a dream.
DON KING
It is nothing short of a farce.
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There is nothing inherently painful about being cheated on.
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Life is too short not to have pasta, steak, and butter.
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Life is too short not to celebrate nice moments!
JURGEN KLOPP
Life is too short to not have oysters and champagne sometimes.
CHRISTIE BRINKLEY
The Span of Life is too short to be trifled away in unconcerning and unprofitable Matters.
MARY ASTELL
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
ELON MUSK
I don't read such boring things. Life is too short.
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For me, my life is a journey.
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Life is short and you've got to get the most out of it.
GWEN STEFANI
Life is short, and, once somebody is gone, they're gone.
ROSCOE MITCHELL
Life is too short to work so hard.
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Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it.
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Life is too short to blend in.
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Life is too short not to experiment.
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I’m thankful that everything sweet is sweet because it is finite.
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Life itself is only a vision, a dream."
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There's not enough time to be disrespecting... Life is too short.
MARY J. BLIGE
Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained.
STENDHAL
Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.
SARAH LOUISE DELANY
Life is too short to be on a diet.
TAYLOR JENKINS REID
Life is too short not to enjoy it.
GLEN CAMPBELL
Life is short, so go for things you enjoy.
DARCEY BUSSELL
The republic is a dream.
Nothing happens unless first a dream.
CARL SANDBURG
I have clung
To nothing, lov’d a nothing, nothing seen
Or felt but a great dream!
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I began running on an everyday basis after I became a writer. As being a writer requires sitting at ...
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As long as I stared at the clock, at least the world remained in motion. Not a very consequential wo...
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He wasn't normally conscious of it, but there was one part of his body that was extremely sensitive,...
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Nah, I shook my head, things that come out of nowhere go back to nowhere, that’s all.

W...
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Artists are those who can evade the verbose.
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As I see it, you are living with something that you keep hidden deep inside. Something heavy. I felt...
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In a sense, I'm the one who ruined me: I did it myself.
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Find me now. Before someone else does.
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Life is not like water. Things in life don't necessarily flow over the shortest possible route.
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I never trust people with no appetite. It's like they're always holding something back on you.
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The power to concentrate was the most important thing. Living without this power would be like openi...
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If you want to talk about something new, you have to make up a new kind of language.
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Count your blessings
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When the orbits of these two satellites of ours happened to cross paths, we could be together. Maybe...
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I look up at the sky, wondering if I'll catch a glimpse of kindness there, but I don't. All I see ar...
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Each person feels pain in his own way, each has his own scars.
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If I'm going to merely ramble, maybe I should just snuggle under the warm covers, think of Miu, and ...
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I never could stand being forced to do something I didn't want to do at a time I didn't want to do i...
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Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
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It's like a kid standing at the window watching the rain.
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A friend to kill time is a friend sublime.
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In dreams you don't need to make any distinctions between things. Not at all. Boundaries don't exist...
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He was going to die soon, you knew when you saw those eyes. There was no sign of life in his flesh, ...
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After all this, I won't start to hate you.
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Writing novels is much the same. You gather up bones and make your gate, but no matter how wonderful...
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I closed my eyes and listened carefully for the descendants of Sputnik, even now circling the earth,...
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Understanding is but the sum of misunderstandings.
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في حياة كل شخص نقطة لا عودة
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In dreams begins responsiblities.
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What do you think? I'm not a starfish or a pepper tree. I'm a living, breathing human being. Of cour...
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A certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect.
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Closing your eyes isn't going to change anything. Nothing's going to disappear just because you can'...
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ارقص.. يجب أن ترقص.. مادامت الموسيقى تعزف، يجب أن ترقص، ل...
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When there's nothing to do, you do nothing slowly and intently.
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Mediocrity's like a spot on a shirt—it never comes off.
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Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets...
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And as the years have passed, the time has grown longer. The sad truth is that what I could recall i...
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El corazón de las personas es como un pozo muy profundo. Nadie sabe lo que hay en el fondo. Sólo p...
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In ancient times, people weren't just male or female, but one of three types: male/male, male/female...
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No one noticed that I had changed- that I had given up sleep entirely, that I was spending all my ti...
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I could go on like this forever, but would I ever find a place that was meant for me? Like, for exam...
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On the flip side of everything we think we absolutely have pegged lurks an equal amount of the unkno...
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Está empezando un nuevo día. Quizá sea un día como los demás, o quizá sea un día relevante qu...
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He felt as if his heart had dried up. I needed her he thought. I needed someone like her to fill the...
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Image is everything. You don’t spare any expense to create the right image. And word of mouth is c...
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The world’s crawling with stupid, innocent girls, and I’m just one of them, self-consciously cha...
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In other words, let's face it: Life is basically unfair. But even in a situation that's unfair, I th...
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I learned there were lots of realities in the world.
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They were each like a mirror for the other, reflecting the changes in themselves.
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It's true though: time moves in its own special way in the middle of the night," the bartender says,...
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It's easy to talk big, but the important thing is whether or not you clean up the shit.
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Life is long, and sometimes cruel. Sometimes victims are needed. Someone has to take on that role. A...
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Listen up—there’s no war that will end all wars,’ Crow tells me. ‘War breeds war. Lapping up...
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I thought about the screws and their happiness. Maybe they were glad to be free of the eggbeater, to...
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One other thing I learned from working in a company was that the majority of people in the world hav...
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If you need me, use me.
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I was thirty-seven then, strapped in my seat as the huge 747 plunged through dense cloud cover on ap...
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Just remember, life is a box of cookies. You know how they’ve got these cookie assortments, and yo...
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Every once in a while she'll get worked up and cry like that. But that's ok. She's letting her feeli...
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In any case, I wrote, I've decided to make myself strong. As far as I can tell, that's all I can do.
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No two human beings are alike; it's a question of identity. And what is identity? The cognitive syst...
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