Haruki Murakami

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Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami

Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.More Haruki Murakami [07/25/2011 07:07:44]
I didn't want to be a writer, but I became one. And now I have many readers, in many countries. I think that's a miracle. So I think I have to be humble regarding this ability. I'm proud of it and I enjoy it, and it is strange to say it this way, but I respect it.More Haruki Murakami [07/25/2011 07:07:58]
I lost some of my friends because I got so famous, people who just assumed that I would be different now. I felt like everyone hated me. That is the most unhappy time of my life.More Haruki Murakami [07/25/2011 07:07:15]
In Japan they prefer the realistic style. They like answers and conclusions, but my stories have none. I want to leave them wide open to every possibility. I think my readers understand that openness.More Haruki Murakami [07/25/2011 07:07:22]
It is hard to be an individual in Japan.More Haruki Murakami [07/25/2011 07:07:30]
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.More Haruki Murakami [07/25/2011 07:07:45]
When I write about a 15-year old, I jump, I return to the days when I was that age. It's like a time machine. I can remember everything. I can feel the wind. I can smell the air. Very actually. Very vividly.More Haruki Murakami [07/25/2011 07:07:59]
I've run the Boston Marathon 6 times before. I think the best aspects of the marathon are the beautiful changes of the scenery along the route and the warmth of the people's support. I feel happier every time I enter this marathon.More Haruki Murakami [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Among the many values in life, I appreciate freedom most.More Haruki Murakami [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
You know, if you are kind of rich, the best thing is that you don't have to think about money. The best thing you can buy with money is freedom, time. I don't know how much I earn a year. I have no idea. I don't know how much I pay in taxes.More Haruki Murakami [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Every writer has his writing technique - what he can and can't do to describe something like war or history. I'm not good at writing about those things, but I try because I feel it is necessary to write that kind of thing.More Haruki Murakami [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I don't know how many good books I still have in me I hope there are another four or five.More Haruki Murakami [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I know how fiction matters to me, because if I want to express myself, I have to make up a story. Some people call it imagination. To me, it's not imagination. It's just a way of watching.More Haruki Murakami [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I get up early in the morning, 4 o'clock, and I sit at my desk and what I do is just dream. After three or four hours, that's enough. In the afternoon, I run.More Haruki Murakami [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Mere humans who root through their refrigerators at three o'clock in the morning can only produce writing that matches what they do. And that includes me.More Haruki Murakami [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Some people think literature is high culture and that it should only have a small readership. I don't think so... I have to compete with popular culture, including TV, magazines, movies and video games.More Haruki Murakami [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I don't want to express my opinion about actual politics, because if I do, I have to be responsible for my decision.More Haruki Murakami [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Since I have come to America, I am often asked whether my next novel will be set in America. I don't think it will. I think I will be living in America for some time to come, but while living in America, I would like to write about Japanese society from the outside.More Haruki Murakami [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Team sports aren't my thing. I find it easier to pick something up if I can do it at my own speed. And you don't need a partner to go running, you don't need a particular place, like in tennis, just a pair of trainers.More Haruki Murakami [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I didn't read so much Japanese literature. Because my father was a teacher of Japanese literature, I just wanted to do something else.More Haruki Murakami [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Young people these days don't trust anything at all. They want to be free.More Haruki Murakami [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I'm a writer. I don't support any war. That's my principle.More Haruki Murakami [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
My father belongs to the generation that fought the war in the 1940s. When I was a kid my father told me stories - not so many, but it meant a lot to me. I wanted to know what happened then, to my father's generation. It's a kind of inheritance, the memory of it.More Haruki Murakami [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It's true though: time moves in its own special way in the middle of the night," the bartender says, loudly striking a book match and lighting a cigarette. "You can't fight it.More Haruki Murakami [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What do you mean, 'playing really creatively'? Can you give me an example?" "Hmm, let's see ... you send the music deep enough into your heart so that it makes your body undergo a kind of a physical shift, and simultaneously the listener's body also undergoes the same kind of physical shift. It's giving birth to that kind of shared state. Probably.More Haruki Murakami [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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