HARUKI MURAKAMI 1Q84 QUOTES

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

“I’m telling you things are always chaotic. It just so happens that some days are more chaotic than others.”

“We’re both looking at the same moon, in the same world. We’re connected to reality by the same line. All I have to do is quietly draw it towards me.”

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

“The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school.”

“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.”

“We are like birds that have flown into a window. It hurts, but it’s not the end of the world.”

“The only way to deal with fear is to face it head on.”

“Instead of resisting to changes, surrender. Let life be with you, not against you.”

“If you can’t understand it without an explanation, you can’t understand it with an explanation.”

“In this world, there are things you can only do alone, and things you can only do with somebody else. It’s important to combine the two in just the right amount.”

“Silence, I discovered, is something you can actually hear.”

“The wind will blow through our hearts, and the waves will break along our shores, but we will remain.” GLOW STICK QUOTE

“If you want to understand the fabric of the universe, you need to understand the language in which it is written. And the language in which it is written is mathematics.”

“Time expands, then contracts, all in tune with the stirrings of the heart.”

“When animals are trapped and in trouble, it’s not uncommon for one of them to try to escape, even when everything seems impossible. And when that happens, all the others follow.”

“No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself.”

“It is easy to make plans, as it is easy to dream, but it is hard to make them come true.”

“The human heart is like a night bird. Silently waiting for something, and when the time comes, it flies straight towards it.”

“One must understand that all men are brothers, and that he is no exception.”

“Pleasure has no result, only existence.”

“People leave traces of themselves where they have been.”

“As time goes on, you’ll understand. What lasts, lasts; what doesn’t, doesn’t. Time solves most things. And what time can’t solve, you have to solve yourself.”

“I’m the kind of person who likes to be by himself. To put a finer point on it, I’m the type of person who doesn’t find it painful to be alone.”