Haruki Murakami Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old haruki murakami quotes, haruki murakami sayings, and haruki murakami proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


When you fall in love, the natural thing to do is give yourself to it. That's what I think. It's just a form of sincerity     

Haruki Murakami

People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they'll go to any length to live longer. But don't think that's the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest.     

Haruki Murakami

In long-distance running the only opponent you have to beat is yourself, the way you used to be.     

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Memories are what warm you up from the inside. But they're also what tear you apart.     

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

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You can see a person's whole life in the cancer they get.     

Haruki Murakami

Nobody's going to win all the time. On the highway of life you can't always be in the fast lane.     

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Life's no piece of cake, mind you, but the recipe's my own to fool with.     

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

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A certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect.     

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Taking crazy things seriously is a serious waste of time.     

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It was spring break, so the theater was always packed with high schools students. It was an animal house. I wanted to burn the place down.     

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For a while" is a phrase whose length can't be measured.At least by the person who's waiting.     

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I wonder what ants do on rainy days      

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Never let the darkness or negativity outside affect your inner self. Just wait until morning comes and the bright light will drown out the darkness.     

Haruki Murakami

When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about.     

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Time flows in a strange way on Sundays.     

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I have a million things to talk to you about. All I want in this world is you. I want to see you and talk. I want the two of us to begin everything from the beginning.     

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Not just beautiful, though--the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they're watching me.     

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I am living in hell from one day to the next. But there is nothing I can do to escape. I don't know where I would go if I did. I feel utterly powerless, and that feeling is my prision. I entered of my own free will, I locked the door, and I threw away the key.     

Haruki Murakami

All I do is keep on running in my own cozy, homemade void, my own nostalgic silence. And this is a pretty wonderful thing. No matter what anybody else says.     

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Sometimes it's not the people who change, it's the mask that falls off.     

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

Haruki Murakami

Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that's the essence of running, and a metaphor for life     

Haruki Murakami

Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest.     

Haruki Murakami

If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.     

Haruki Murakami

Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it's time to drink.     

Haruki Murakami

I contented myself with whiskey, for medicinal purposes. It helped numb my various aches and pains. Not that the alcohol actually reduced the pain, it just gave the pain a life of its own, apart from mine.     

Haruki Murakami

The second whiskey is always my favorite. From the third on, it no longer has any taste. It's just something to pour into your stomach.     

Haruki Murakami

When people tell a lie about something, they have to make up a bunch of lies to go with the first one. Mythomania is the word for it.     

Haruki Murakami