The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

by Haruki Murakami
Japan
Born on 12 Jan 1949
Writer

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A person's destiny is something you look back at afterwards, not something to be known in advance.

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Living like an empty shell is not really living, no matter how many years it may go on. The heart and flesh of an empty shell give birth to nothing more than the life of an empty shell.

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There is nothing so cruel in this world as the desolation of having nothing to hope for.

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Results aside, the ability to have complete faith in another human being is one of the finest qualities a person can possess.

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Nothing so consumes a person as meaningless exertion.

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Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money canít buy.

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Memories and thoughts age, just as people do. But certain thoughts can never age, and certain memories can never fade.

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Haruki Murakami

 

On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
Essays
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
Essays