KAFKA ON THE SHORE QUOTES

“I am a collection of dismantled almosts.”

“Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you.”

“The world I desire, is one where all people can be happy…if not for the entire time, at least briefly.”

“The moment you stop to think about whether you love someone, you’ve already stopped loving that person forever.”

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

“In the world, there is nothing more frightening than a blank canvas.”

“As long as you have the courage to admit mistakes, things can always be turned around.”

“Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends on what we look for. What we look for depends on what we think. What we think depends on what we perceive. What we perceive determines what we believe. What we believe determines what we take to be true. What we take to be true is our reality.”

“The pure present is an ungraspable advance of the past devouring the future. In truth, all sensation is already memory.” “The truth is, sometimes I’m not even sure whether I really exist.”

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

“Time moves in one direction, memory in another.”

“Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.” QUOTES FROM A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

“Only in a world where there is no ending or death can there be heroes.”

“It’s not too late to start becoming the person you want to be.”

“Don’t go trying something new. Stick with your natural style, and make it even better.”

“When I look at my life and its secret colors, I feel like bursting into tears.”

“I’m convinced that I’m completely crazy, but don’t think I don’t know what I’m talking about.”

“The world is a heavy load. Give it a lift with your kindness.”

“There’s no such thing as a perfect soul mate. You just have to find someone whose flaws you can accept and whose flaws, you yourself can live with.”

“The world is a metaphor. Kafka said that life is like jumping from one stone to another in a flowing river. If the stones are too close together, you lack challenge. If they are too far apart, you will drown.”

“Youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.”

“How many poems do you really remember by heart? Not many. That’s why they’re poems. They don’t stick in your brain like other things. They may stay in your heart forever. But they don’t stay in your brain.”

“The only things humans are equal in are birth and death. Everything else is up for grabs.”