Haruki Murakami Quotes

Who is Haruki Murakami?

Haruki Murakami is a Japanese author known for Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the Shore and 1Q84.

Born January 12, 1949
Age 74 years old

Books by Haruki Murakami


Best 18 Quotes by Haruki Murakami

“Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.”

1Q84 Quotes

“I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.”

1Q84

After the Quake Quotes

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

After the Quake

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman Quotes

“Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.”

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

“I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while.”

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

“No matter what they wish for, no matter how far they go, people can never be anything but themselves. ”

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Dance Dance Dance Quotes

“Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.”

Dance Dance Dance

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“What we seek is some kind of compensation for what we put up with.”

Dance Dance Dance

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Quotes

“Two people can sleep in the same bed and still be alone when they close their eyes.”

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Kafka on the Shore Quotes

“Closing your eyes isn't going to change anything. Nothing's going to disappear just because you can't see what's going on. In fact, things will even be worse the next time you open your eyes. That's the kind of world we live in. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won't make time stand still.”

Kafka on the Shore

“Once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”

Kafka on the Shore

“Taking crazy things seriously is a serious waste of time.”

Kafka on the Shore

Norwegian Wood Quotes

“Despite your best efforts, people are going to be hurt when it's time for them to be hurt.”

Norwegian Wood

“Don't feel sorry for yourself. Only *ssholes do that.”

Norwegian Wood

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

Norwegian Wood

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Quotes

“Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.”

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

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“The fact that I’m me and no one else is one of my greatest assets. Emotional hurt is the price a person has to pay in order to be independent.”

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

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