Quotes by Haruki Murakami

Loneliness becomes an acid that eats away at you.
– Haruki Murakami

Why do people have to be this lonely? What’s the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?
– Haruki Murakami

Two people can sleep in the same bed and still be alone when they close their eyes.
– Haruki Murakami

Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
– Haruki Murakami

Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
– Haruki Murakami

Violence does not always take visible form, and not all wounds gush blood.
– Haruki Murakami

Listen up – there’s no war that will end all wars.
– Haruki Murakami

People’s memories are maybe the fuel they burn to stay alive.
– Haruki Murakami

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.
– Haruki Murakami

Despite your best efforts, people are going to be hurt when it’s time for them to be hurt.
– Haruki Murakami

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.
– Haruki Murakami

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

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
– Haruki Murakami

But you know Hajime, some feelings cause us pain because they remain.
– Haruki Murakami

Have your dream…What you need now more than anything is discipline. Cast off mere words. Words turn into stone.
– Haruki Murakami

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