Haruki Murakami

Born on 12 Jan 1949


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

Sputnik Sweetheart
It's just a feeling I have. What you see with your eyes is not necessarily real. My enemy is, among other things, the me inside me.

After the Quake
This may be the most important proposition revealed by history: At the time, no one knew what was coming.

The world is full of ways and means to waste time.

Dance Dance Dance
Our responsibility begins with our imagination.

Kafka on the Shore
As we go through life we gradually discover who we are, but the more we discover, the more we lose ourselves.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
A friend to kill time is a friend sublime.

A Wild Sheep Chase
People need routines. It's like a theme in music. But it also restricts your thoughts and actions and limits your freedom. It structures your priorities and in some cases distorts your logic.

Nobody's easier to fool, than the person who is convinced that he is right.

Where I'm living is not a storybook world. It's the real world, full of gaps and inconsistencies and anticlimaxes.

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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."