Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

by Haruki Murakami
Japan
Born on 12 Jan 1949
Writer

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Everybody has to start somewhere. You have your whole future ahead of you. Perfection doesn't happen right away.

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
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.

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
Your work should be an act of love, not a marriage of convenience.

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
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.

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
Dreams come from the past, not from the future. Dreams shouldn't control you--you should control them.

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
No matter what they wish for, no matter how far they go, people can never be anything but themselves. That's all.

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.

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Haruki Murakami

 

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