Haruki Murakami

Japan
Born on 12 Jan 1949
Writer

Quotes



A friend to kill time is a friend sublime.

A Wild Sheep Chase
Time really is one big continuous cloth, no? We habitually cut out pieces of time to fit us, so we tend to fool ourselves into thinking that time is our size, but it really goes on and on.

A Wild Sheep Chase
Generally, people who are good at writing letters have no need to write letters. They've got plenty of life to lead inside their own context.

A Wild Sheep Chase
I get irritated, I get upset. Especially when I'm in a hurry. But I see it all as part of our training. To get irritated is to lose our way in life.

A Wild Sheep Chase
Most everything you think you know about me is nothing more than memories.

A Wild Sheep Chase
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
Essays
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."
Essays