25 Best Haruki Murakami Quotes

25 Best Haruki Murakami Quotes

Haruki Murakami is a very famous and well-known writer from Japan. People are a huge fan of his best-selling books and the quotes from his books. He has written some great and notable books like Men without Women, Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the Shore, 1Q84.

He has received many numerous awards like the World fantasy award, The Frank O’ Connor international short story award, and many more.

List of Best Quotes from Haruki Murakami

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

― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

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

― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

3. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

― Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

4. “If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.”

― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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

― Haruki Murakami

6. “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. ”

― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

7. “No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.”

― Haruki Murakami

8. “I dream. Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do.”

― Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

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

― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

10. “It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.”

― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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

― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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

― Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

13. “Listen up – there’s no war that will end all wars.”

― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

14. “I have this strange feeling that I’m not myself anymore. It’s hard to put into words, but I guess it’s like I was fast asleep, and someone came, disassembled me, and hurriedly put me back together again. That sort of feeling.”

― Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

15. “If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there’s salvation in life. Even if you can’t get together with that person.”

― Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

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

― Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: 24 Stories

17. “Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time.”

― Haruki Murakami

18. “Even chance meetings are the result of karma… Things in life are fated by our previous lives. That even in the smallest events there’s no such thing as coincidence.”

― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

19. “I’d be smiling and chatting away, and my mind would be floating around somewhere else, like a balloon with a broken string.”

― Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

20. “What I think is this: You should give up looking for lost cats and start searching for the other half of your shadow.”

― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

21. “Remove everything pointless from an imperfect life and it’d lose even its imperfection.”

― Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

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

― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

23. “Time passes slowly. Nobody says a word, everyone lost in quiet reading. One person sits at a desk jotting down notes, but the rest are sitting there silently, not moving, totally absorbed. Just like me.”

― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

24. “The scene seemed somehow divorced from reality, although reality, he knew, could at times be terribly unreal.”

― Haruki Murakami, Men Without Women

25. “Intelligent teenage girls were often instinctively theatrical, purposely eccentric, mouthing highly suggestive words to confuse people.”

― Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

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