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We each have a special something we can get only at a special time of our life. like a small flame. A careful, fortunate few cherish that flame, nurture it, hold it as a torch to light their way. But once that flame goes out, it’s gone forever.


Haruki Murakami

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As long as I stared at the clock, at least the world remained in motion. Not a very consequential wo...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
He wasn't normally conscious of it, but there was one part of his body that was extremely sensitive,...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
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...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
In a sense, I'm the one who ruined me: I did it myself.
HARUKI MURAKAMI
Find me now. Before someone else does.
HARUKI MURAKAMI
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.
HARUKI MURAKAMI
The power to concentrate was the most important thing. Living without this power would be like openi...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
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...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
I look up at the sky, wondering if I'll catch a glimpse of kindness there, but I don't. All I see ar...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
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 ...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
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...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
HARUKI MURAKAMI
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.
HARUKI MURAKAMI
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.
HARUKI MURAKAMI
Writing novels is much the same. You gather up bones and make your gate, but no matter how wonderful...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
I closed my eyes and listened carefully for the descendants of Sputnik, even now circling the earth,...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
Understanding is but the sum of misunderstandings.
HARUKI MURAKAMI
في حياة كل شخص نقطة لا عودة
HARUKI MURAKAMI
In dreams begins responsiblities.
HARUKI MURAKAMI
What do you think? I'm not a starfish or a pepper tree. I'm a living, breathing human being. Of cour...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
A certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect.
HARUKI MURAKAMI
Closing your eyes isn't going to change anything. Nothing's going to disappear just because you can'...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
ارقص.. يجب أن ترقص.. مادامت الموسيقى تعزف، يجب أن ترقص، ل...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
When there's nothing to do, you do nothing slowly and intently.
HARUKI MURAKAMI
Mediocrity's like a spot on a shirt—it never comes off.
HARUKI MURAKAMI
Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
And as the years have passed, the time has grown longer. The sad truth is that what I could recall i...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
El corazón de las personas es como un pozo muy profundo. Nadie sabe lo que hay en el fondo. Sólo p...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
In ancient times, people weren't just male or female, but one of three types: male/male, male/female...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
No one noticed that I had changed- that I had given up sleep entirely, that I was spending all my ti...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
I could go on like this forever, but would I ever find a place that was meant for me? Like, for exam...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
On the flip side of everything we think we absolutely have pegged lurks an equal amount of the unkno...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
Está empezando un nuevo día. Quizá sea un día como los demás, o quizá sea un día relevante qu...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
He felt as if his heart had dried up. I needed her he thought. I needed someone like her to fill the...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
Image is everything. You don’t spare any expense to create the right image. And word of mouth is c...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
The world’s crawling with stupid, innocent girls, and I’m just one of them, self-consciously cha...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
In other words, let's face it: Life is basically unfair. But even in a situation that's unfair, I th...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
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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Life is long, and sometimes cruel. Sometimes victims are needed. Someone has to take on that role. A...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
It's easy to talk big, but the important thing is whether or not you clean up the shit.
HARUKI MURAKAMI
No truth can cure the sadness we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, ...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
I didn't want to be a writer, but I became one. And now I have many readers, in many countries. ...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
Nobody likes being alone that much. I don't go out of my way to make friends, that's all. It just le...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
لا أحد يحب العزلة. أنا فقط أكره الخيبة
HARUKI MURAKAMI
I made up my mind I was going to find someone who would love me unconditionally three hundred and si...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
What makes us the most normal," said Reiko, "is knowing that we're not normal.
HARUKI MURAKAMI
Don't feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.
HARUKI MURAKAMI
What happens when people open their hearts?"
"They get better.
HARUKI MURAKAMI
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
HARUKI MURAKAMI
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
HARUKI MURAKAMI
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
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here she is, all mine, trying her best to give me all she can. How could I ever hurt her? But I didn...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
From the girl who sat before me now...surged a fresh and physical life force. She was like a small a...
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Hajime," she began, "the sad truth is that some things can't go backwards. Once they start going for...
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We were, the two of us, still fragmentary beings, just beginning to sense the presence of an unexpec...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
Look at the rain long enough, with no thoughts in your head, and you gradually feel your body fallin...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
Inside that darkness, i saw rain falling on the sea. Rain softly falling on a vast sea, with no one ...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
Everyone just keeps on disappearing. Some things vanish, like they were cut away. Others fade slowly...
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Even castles in the sky can do with a fresh coat of paint.
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