My mind is my shelter


“Find me now. Before someone else does.”

haruki-murakami“Only where there is disillusionment and depression and sorrow does happiness arise; without the despair of loss, there is no hope.”

“I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.”

“I’m a very ordinary human being; I just happen to like reading books.”

“That’s what the world is , after all: an endless battle of contrasting memories.”

“Even if we could turn back, we’d probably never end up where we started.”

“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.”

“It is not that the meaning cannot be explained. But there are certain meanings that are lost forever the moment they are explained in words.”

“You can keep as quiet as you like, but one of these days somebody is going to find you.”

“Find me now. Before someone else does.”

“If you can’t understand it without an explanation, you can’t understand it with an explanation.”

“Life is so uncertain: you never know what could happen. One way to deal with that is to keep your pajamas washed.”

“A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.”

“Knowledge and ability were tools, not things to show off.”

“Our memory is made up of our individual memories and our collective memories. The two are intimately linked. And history is our collective memory. If our collective memory is taken from us – is rewritten – we lose the ability to sustain our true selves.”

“Principles and logic didn’t give birth to reality. Reality came first, and the principles and logic followed.”

“Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. ”

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

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

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

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

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

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

“No matter what they wish for, no matter how far they go, people can never be anything but themselves. That’s all.”

“Despite your best efforts, people are going to be hurt when it’s time for them to be hurt.”

“Chance encounters are what keep us going.”

“What we seek is some kind of compensation for what we put up with.”

“What happens when people open their hearts?” “They get better.”

“What I was chasing in circles must have been the tail of the darkness inside me.”

“If you’re in pitch blackness, all you can do is sit tight until your eyes get used to the dark.”

“To know one’s own state is not a simple matter. One cannot look directly at one’s own face with one’s own eyes, for example. One has no choice but to look at one’s reflection in the mirror. Through experience, we come to believe that the image is correct, but that is all.”

You might think you made a new world or a new self, but your old self is always gonna be there, just below the surface, and if something happens, it’ll stick its head out and say ‘Hi.’ You don’t seem to realize that. You were made somewhere else.”

Haruki Murakami






This entry was posted on 22/05/2014 by in Inspiring views.
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