Haruki Murakami

South of the Border, West of the Sun

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Rajesh Rauthas quoted2 years ago
I was no longer alone, yet at the same time I felt a deep loneliness I’d never known before
Айрис Мердокhas quoted2 years ago
No matter what happened, she’d manage a smile
Ferin Chairysahas quoted2 years ago
She was probably too cool, too self-possessed. Some of our classmates must have thought her cold and haughty. But I detected something else—something warm and fragile just below the surface. Something very much like a child playing hide-and-seek, hidden deep within her, yet hoping to be found.
Tanya Rodinahas quoted4 years ago
Just like with people, with bars there’s a time to leave them alone and a time for change.
Daria Darievychhas quoted18 days ago
Dying is not that hard. Like the air being sucked slowly out of a room, the will to live was slowly seeping out of me. When you feel like that, dying doesn’t seem like such a big deal.
Daria Darievychhas quoted18 days ago
“I always feel like I’m struggling to become someone else. Like I’m trying to find a new place, grab hold of a new life, a new personality. I guess it’s part of growing up, yet it’s also an attempt to reinvent myself. By becoming a different me, I could free myself of everything. I seriously believed I could escape myself–as long as I made the effort. But I always hit a dead end. No matter where I go, I still end up me. What’s missing never changes. The scenery may change, but I’m still the same old incomplete person. The same missing elements torture me with a hunger that I can never satisfy.
Daria Darievychhas quoted18 days ago
If you love someone else, there’s not much anyone can do about it. You love who you love.
Daria Darievychhas quoted18 days ago
We had taken so very long to arrive at this point, and like her, the last thing I wanted to do was hurry.
Daria Darievychhas quoted18 days ago
What’s wrong with thinking about the body of the man you love?
Daria Darievychhas quoted18 days ago
“Is that what you see in my eyes? That you know nothing about me?”
“Nothing’s written in your eyes,” I replied. “It’s written in my eyes. I just see the reflection in yours.”
Daria Darievychhas quoted18 days ago
“Lovers born under an unlucky star,”
Daria Darievychhas quoted18 days ago
“For a while is a phrase whose length can’t be measured. At least by the person who’s waiting,”
Daria Darievychhas quoted19 days ago
“the sad truth is that certain types of things can’t go backward. Once they start going forward, no matter what you do, they can’t go back the way they were. If even one little thing goes awry, then that’s how it will stay forever.”
Daria Darievychhas quoted19 days ago
The photograph brought a pain to my chest. It made me realize what an awful amount of time I had lost. Precious years that could never be recovered, no matter how much I struggled to bring them back. Time that existed only then, only in that place.
Daria Darievychhas quoted19 days ago
“Saying goodbye at twelve, meeting again at thirty-seven … maybe this is the best way for us, after all.”
Daria Darievychhas quoted19 days ago
“Start making excuses, and there’s no end to it,”
Daria Darievychhas quoted19 days ago
Her usual wonderful smile. I couldn’t read any of her emotions behind that smile. Whether she felt sad at leaving, or not so sad, or maybe relieved to be rid of me, I had no idea.
Daria Darievychhas quoted20 days ago
The very first time, everyone makes mistakes.
Daria Darievychhas quoted20 days ago
Get involved with the wrong person, and your life goes down the toilet.
Daria Darievychhas quoted20 days ago
As I drove away, I thought this: If I never see her again, I will go insane. Once she was out of the car and gone, my world was suddenly hollow and meaningless.
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