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" Our faces were no more than ten inches apart, but she was light years away from me. "
- Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via hastea)

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" Memories and thoughts age, just as people do. But certain thoughts can never age, and certain memories can never fade. "
- Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (via mademoisellefreedom)
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" A short story I have written long ago would barge into my house in the middle of the night, shake me awake and shout, ‘Hey,this is no time for sleeping! You can’t forget me, there’s still more to write!’ Impelled by that voice, I would find myself writing a novel. In this sense, too, my short stories and novels connect inside me in a very natural, organic way. "
- Haruki Murakami (via writingquotes)
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" If you really want to know something, you have to be willing to pay the price. "
-  Haruki Murakami, After Dark (via the-redux2)
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" Violence does not always take visible form, and not all wounds gush blood. "
- Haruki Murakami, 1Q84.  (via wordsnquotes)
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" Knowledge and ability were tools, not things to show off. "
- 1Q84
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" You can keep as quiet as you like, but one of these days somebody is going to find you. "
- 1Q84
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" No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories. "
- Kafka on the Shore