Sputnik Sweetheart

by Haruki Murakami
Japan
Born on 12 Jan 1949
Writer

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Judging the mistakes of strangers is an easy thing to do - and it feels pretty good.

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It is the same with anything - you have to learn through your own experience, paying your own way. You can't learn it from a book.

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Remove everything pointless from an imperfect life and itd lose even its imperfection.

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Understanding is but the sum of misunderstandings.

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The answer is dreams. Dreaming on and on. Entering the world of dreams and never coming out. Living in dreams for the rest of time.

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I have this strange feeling that I'm not myself anymore. It's hard to put into words, but I guess it's like I was fast asleep, and someone came, disassembled me, and hurriedly put me back together again. That sort of feeling.

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I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.

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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?

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Haruki Murakami

 

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