77 Most Inspiring Haruki Murakami Quotes To Face Your Life

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

“It often happens that the most important things in the world begin with trifles.”

“As we go through life, we gradually discover who we are, but the more we discover, the more we lose ourselves.”

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

“The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school.”

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

“I dream. Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do.”

“But who can say what’s best? That’s why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much.”

“Moving in the wrong direction at high speed is worse than not moving at all.”

“If everything happens the way that you want it to, life will become boring.”

“What we call the present is given shape by an accumulation of the past.”

“Express your feelings. It’s much worse to keep them inside. Otherwise, they will accumulate and harden on the inside. And then you will die.”

“Fact may not be truth, and truth may not be factual.”

“Sometimes you’re just the sweetest thing. Like Christmas, summer vacation, and a brand-new puppy rolled into one.”

“When people are given hope, they use it as fuel to help them live longer. Without hope there is no “longer”.”

“There’s no such thing as perfect writing, just like there’s no such thing as perfect despair.”

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

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

“Don’t feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.”

“I was always hungry for love. Just once, I wanted to know what it was like to get my fill of it — to be fed so much love I couldn’t take any more. Just once.”

“Our reality is an infinite battle between what happened and what we want to remember.”

“As time goes on, you’ll understand. What lasts, lasts; what doesn’t, doesn’t. Time solves most things. And what time can’t solve, you have to solve yourself.”

“Everyone may be ordinary, but they’re not normal.”

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

“No matter how hard you try, there’s no escaping the pain you feel when you’re upset.”

“Even castles in the sky can do with a fresh coat of paint.”

“You can hide memories, but you can’t erase the history that produced them.”

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

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

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

“When we embrace each other, we share our fears.”

“The answer is dreams. Dreaming on and on. Entering the world of dreams and never coming out. Living in dreams for the rest of time.”

“A world without love is like wind outside the window. You can neither touch it nor inhale it.”

“No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself.”

“The most important thing is not that big revelation that others comprehended before you, but that little thought which came to you alone.”

“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.”

“Anything and everything looks beautiful when you examine it from a distance.”

“Whenever I look at the ocean, I always want to talk to people, but when I’m talking to people, I always want to look at the ocean.”

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

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

“Don’t you think it would be wonderful to get rid of everything and everybody and just go some place where you don’t know a soul?”

“Chance encounters are what keep us going.”

“Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment.”

“Most everything you think you know about me is nothing more than memories.”

“In this world, there are things you can only do alone, and things you can only do with somebody else. It’s important to combine the two in just the right amount.”

“The light of morning decomposes everything.”

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

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

“Not that we were incompatible: we just had nothing to talk about.”

“Life is not like water. Things in life don’t necessarily flow over the shortest possible route.”

“Wrong opinions don’t exist. There are just those opinions which don’t match ours. That’s all.”

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

“What matters is deciding in your heart to accept another person completely. When you do that, it is always the first time and the last.”

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

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

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

“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.”

“Two people can sleep in the same bed and still be alone when they close their eyes”

“The older we get the more things we can no longer put right. ”

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

“Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.”

“Most people are not looking for provable truths. As you said, truth is often accompanied by intense pain, and almost no one is looking for painful truths. What people need is beautiful, comforting stories that make them feel as if their lives have some meaning.”

“There’s a special feeling you get on a veranda that you just can’t get anywhere else.”

“If every person believed in a happy ending, the world would have nothing to be afraid of.”

“Everyone may be ordinary, but they’re not normal.”

“Nobody likes being alone. I just hate to be disappointed.”

“Everything that once was within us and then disappears, even if it disappears forever, leaves holes that will never heal.”

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

“People die all the time. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if possible, sincerely.”

“I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while.”

“Loneliness becomes an acid that eats away at you.”

“There are no secrets which won’t eventually burst free from the heart.”

“It seems that the heart hides inside a tough shell, and few people are able to break through it. That must be why I find it difficult to really feel love.”

“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.”

“When you have nobody to share your lonely thoughts with, your thoughts begin to divide you between themselves.”

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

“When a writer develops a story, he is confronted with a poison that is inside him. If you don’t have that poison, your story will be boring and uninspired. It’s like fugu: The flesh of the pufferfish is extremely tasty, but the roe, the liver, the heart can be lethally toxic.”

“Possibilities are like cancer. The more I think about them, the more they multiply, and there’s no way to stop them. I’m out of control.”

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