Kafka on the Shore Quotes by Haruki Murakami

Kafka on the Shore Quotes by Haruki Murakami

Kafka on the shore is written by a Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. He is a well-known writer and written some amazing books. Kafka on the shore is one of them and in this article, we are going to mention some quotes from the same. 

The genre of this book is magical realism it might feel like fantasy fiction but it is way different than that. In fantasy fiction books everything happens in fantasy land but in magical realism characters and situation would be normal yet there would be some situation which won’t make sense at all. Like in this book some cats and fishes are raining from the sky, Colonel Sanders the owner of KFC who is a dead guy but he came back to life just to help a guy to pick a stone from a shrine. 

So let’s read some quotes from this amazing magical realism book.

List of best quotes from Kafka on the Shore:

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

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

2. “I have to get stronger—like a stray crow.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

4. “You can never put it back together like it was.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

8. “You’re you, you see, and nobody else. You are you, right?”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

9. “People are drawn deeper into tragedy not by their defects but by their virtues.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

10. “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

11. “Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

13. “Chance encounters are what keep us going.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

14. “What seems threatening is just the echo of the fear in my own heart.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

15. “But the longer I’ve lived, the more I’ve lost what’s inside me—and ended up empty.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

16. “A certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

17. “It’s hard to tell the difference between sea and sky, between voyager and sea. Between reality and the workings of the heart.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

18. “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.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

19. “If you think God’s there, He is. If you don’t, He isn’t. And if that’s what God’s like, I wouldn’t worry about it.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

20. “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

21. “Each person feels pain in his own way, each has his own scars.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

22. “In everybody’s life, there’s a point of no return. And in very few cases, a point where you can’t go forward anymore. And when we reach that point, all we can do is quietly accept the fact. That’s how we survive.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

23. “What do you think? I’m not a starfish or a pepper tree. I’m a living, breathing human being. Of course, I’ve been in love.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

24. “It’s easy to forget things you don’t need anymore.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

25. “No matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away.”

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

This was the list of best quotes from Kafka on the Shore. We hope you liked it and if you have any suggestions so please feel free to comment down below.

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