28 Best Norwegian Wood Quotes

Haruki Murakami is a very famous writer even in his native country he was something of a superstar. Norwegian Wood is the book that gave him this much fame and if this book made people his fan then the quotes of Norwegian Wood also will be great. 

Basically Norwegian wood is a 1987 novel written by a Japenese author Haruki Murakami and it a nostalgic story of loss and burgeoning sexuality.

Here is the list of best Quotes from Norwegian Wood Novel:

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

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2. “Don’t feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.”

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3. “Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment. ”

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

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5. “Letters are just pieces of paper,” I said. “Burn them, and what stays in your heart will stay; keep them, and what vanishes will vanish.”

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6. “I have a million things to talk to you about. All I want in this world is you. I want to see you and talk. I want the two of us to begin everything from the beginning.”

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7. “What a terrible thing it is to wound someone you really care for and to do it so unconsciously.”

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8. “Only the Dead stay seventeen forever.”

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9. “If you’re in pitch blackness, all you can do is sit tight until your eyes get used to the dark”

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10. “What makes us the most normal,” said Reiko, “is knowing that we’re not normal.”

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11. “I don’t care what you do to me, but I don’t want you to hurt me. I’ve had enough hurt already in my life. More than enough. Now I want to be happy.”

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12. “People leave strange little memories of themselves behind when they die.”

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13. “So what’s wrong if there happens to be one guy in the world who enjoys trying to understand you?”

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14. “Not that we were incompatible: we just had nothing to talk about.”

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15. “Something inside me had dropped away, and nothing came in to fill the cavern.”

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16. “It’s because of you when I’m in bed in the morning that I can wind my spring and tell myself I have to live another good day.”

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

17. “I wonder what ants do on rainy days?”

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

18. “When your feelings build up and harden and die inside, then you’re in big trouble.”

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19. “Her cry was the saddest sound of orgasm that I had ever heard.”

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

20. “We all are imperfect human beings living in an imperfect world”

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

21. “No truth can cure the sorrow we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness can cure that sorrow.”

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

22. “If you think about it, an unfair society that makes it possible for you to exploit your abilities to the limit.”

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

23. “Not everybody is looking for a boyfriend with a sports car.”

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24. “I think of you now mare than ever. It’s raining today.”

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

25. “I went on loving him just the same, and I could never be interested in anyone else.”

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

26. “No, even I know better than that. I’m looking for selfishness. Perfect selfishness. Like, say I tell you I want to eat strawberry shortcake. And you stop everything you’re doing and run out and buy it for me. And you come back out of breath and get down on your knees and hold this strawberry shortcake out to me. And I say I don’t want it anymore and throw it out the window. That’s what I’m looking for.”

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

27. “Memory is a funny thing. When I was in the scene, I hardly paid it any mind. I never stopped to think of it as something that would make a lasting impression, certainly never imagined that eighteen years later I would recall it in such detail. I didn’t give a damn about the scenery that day. I was thinking about myself. I was thinking about the beautiful girl walking next to me. I was thinking about the two of us together, and then about myself again. It was the age, that time of life when every sight, every feeling, every thought came back, like a boomerang, to me. And worse, I was in love. Love with complications. The scenery was the last thing on my mind.”

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

28. “I guess I don’t really understand you yet,’ I said. ‘I’m not all that smart. It takes me a while to understand things. But if I do have time, I will come to understand you — better than anyone else in the world ever can.”

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

These are the best 27 quotes for the novel Norwegian Wood. If you guys liked it then don’t forget to share it on your social media handles and if you have any suggestions please comment down below.

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