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Haruki Murakami at the Edinburgh International Book Festival (I)

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Last weekend I had the opportunity to listen to and meet, albeit briefly, my favourite author. Haruki Murakami is well known for being elusive and to get to listen to him speak twice, and get a copy of my book signed, was not only exciting but also incredibly lucky. I say lucky because the…

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3 weeks ago

anamorphosis-and-isolate:

― Norwegian Wood (2010) "I just want happiness."
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"I began to draw an invisible boundary between myself and other people. No matter who I was dealing with. I maintained a set distance, carefully monitoring the person’s attitude so that they wouldn’t get any closer. I didn’t easily swallow what other people told me. My only passions were books and music."
Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart (via wordsnquotes)

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1 month ago

"Maybe I am fated to always be alone, Tsukuru found himself thinking. People came to him, but in the end they always left. They came, seeking something, but either they couldn’t find it, or were unhappy with what they found (or else they were disappointed or angry), and then they left. One day, without warning, they vanished, with no explanation, no word of farewell. Like a silent hatchet had sliced the ties between them, ties through which warm blood still flowed, along with a quiet pulse.

There must be something in him, something fundamental, that disenchanted people. “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki,” he said aloud. I basically have nothing to offer to others. If you think about it, I don’t even have anything to offer myself."
Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (via impune)

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1 month ago

"Jealousy was not a place he was forced into by someone else, but a jail in which the inmate entered voluntarily, locked the door, and threw away the key."
Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (via kimochinchin)
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1 month ago

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Ode to Apollo 11 and the joy of discovery

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2 months ago

"The suffering or the bad memories are as important as the good memories, and the good experiences. If you sort of, can imagine life as being 99% of the time quite linear, and most of the time you’re in a state of neither happiness nor sadness. And then that 1% of the time you experience moments of very crystalised happiness, or crystalised sadness, or loneliness or depression. And I believe all of those moments are very pertinant. It’s like I said to you, that for me it’s mostly those crystalised moments of melancholy which are more inspirational to me. And in a strange way they become quite beautiful in their own way. Music that is sad, melancholic, depressing, is in a kind of perverse way more uplifting. I find happy music extremely depressing, mostly - mostly quite depressing. It’s particularly this happy music that has no spirituality behind it - if it’s just sort of mindless party music, it’d be quite depressing. But largely speaking, I was the kind of person that responds more to melancholia, and it makes me feel good. And I think the reason for this is, I think if you respond strongly to that kind of art, it’s because in a way it makes you feel like you’re not alone. So when we hear a very sad song, it makes us realise that we do share this kind of common human experience, and we’re all kind of bonded in sadness and melancholia and depression."

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