Kafka on the Shore

by Haruki Murakami
Born on 12 Jan 1949

When Your Heart Is Closed (1)

You sit at the edge of the world,/ I am in a crater that's no more./ Words without letters/ Standing in the shadow of the door./ / The moon shines down on a sleeping lizard,/ Little fish rain from th...

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Kafka on the Shore

Haruki Murakami


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."