Haruki Murakami

After dark

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Hilda Roynhas quoted5 years ago
This is no ordinary pain he is feeling: it is a pain with memories.
;has quoted2 years ago
Most of last night’s memories remain there untouched.
;has quoted2 years ago
There is not a speck of cloud to be seen in the sky, just a haze of smog hanging along the horizon.
b7855740315has quoted10 days ago
Maybe they can’t sleep. Maybe they don’t want to sleep. A family restaurant provides such people with a place to park themselves late at night
b7855740315has quoted11 days ago
My sister wouldn’t know the difference between a trombone and a toaster oven. She could tell the difference between a Gucci and a Prada at a glance, though, I’m pretty sure.”
b7855740315has quoted11 days ago
wonder how it turns out that we all lead such different lives.
b7855740315has quoted12 days ago
ven at a time like this, the street is bright enough and filled with people coming and going—people with places to go and people with no place to go; people with a purpose and people with no purpose; people trying to hold time back and people trying to urge it forward.
siwarhas quoted2 months ago
"But why should you be interested in me?"

"Good question. I can't explain it myself right this second. But maybe—just maybe—if we start getting together and talking, after a while something like Francis Lai's soundtrack music will start playing in the background, and a whole slew of concrete reasons why I'm interested in you will line up out of nowhere. With luck, it might even snow for us
siwarhas quoted2 months ago
Is action merely the incidental product of thought, or is thought the consequential product of action?
siwarhas quoted2 months ago
Walk slowly; drink lots of water.”
siwarhas quoted2 months ago
Could this be a dream then? No, it is too consistent to be a dream, the details too concrete and vivid.
siwarhas quoted2 months ago
Are you asking because you really want an answer?"
siwarhas quoted2 months ago
"The ordinary-looking ones are the most dangerous,"
siwarhas quoted2 months ago
people with places to go and people with no place to go; people with a purpose and people with no purpose; people trying to hold time back and people trying to urge it forward.
Stelahas quoted3 months ago
The ground we stand on looks solid enough, but if something happens it can drop right out from under you. And once that happens, you’ve had it: things’ll never be the same. All you can do is go on living alone down there in the darkness.
Stelahas quoted3 months ago
“Nothingness means there’s absolutely nothing, so maybe there’s no need to understand it or imagine it.”
Stelahas quoted3 months ago
Memory is so crazy! It’s like we’ve got these drawers crammed with tons of useless stuff. Meanwhile, all the really important things we just keep forgetting, one after the other.
Stelahas quoted3 months ago
It’s not as if our lives are divided simply into light and dark. There’s a shadowy middle ground. Recognizing and understanding the shadows is what a healthy intelligence does. And to acquire a healthy intelligence takes a certain amount of time and effort.
b8046698097has quoted3 months ago
This is a gigantic city, after all, and it produces a prodigious volume of garbage. Raising raucous cries, the crows soar down to all p
b8046698097has quoted3 months ago
Each is simultaneously a self-contained whole and a mere part
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