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  • #1
    Haruki Murakami
    “But who can say what's best? That's why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. My experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a life time, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood


  • #2
    Haruki Murakami
    “She waited for the train to pass. Then she said, "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.”
    Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman


  • #3
    Haruki Murakami
    “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood


  • #4
    Haruki Murakami
    “I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.”
    Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun


  • #5
    Haruki Murakami
    “Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That's part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads - at least that's where I imagine it - there's a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in awhile, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you'll live forever in your own private library.”
    Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore


  • #6
    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, After Dark


  • #7
    Haruki Murakami
    “Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.”
    Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance


  • #8
    Haruki Murakami
    “two people can sleep in the same bed and still be alone when they close their eyes”
    Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World


  • #9
    Haruki Murakami
    “Love can rebuild the world, they say, so everything's possible when it comes to love.”
    Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
    tags: love


  • #10
    Haruki Murakami
    “I’m free, I think. I shut my eyes and think hard and deep about how free I am, but I can’t really understand what it means. All I know is I’m totally alone. All alone in an unfamiliar place, like some solitary explorer who’s lost his compass and his map. Is this what it means to be free? I don’t know, and I give up thinking about it.”
    Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore


  • #11
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “Men have no more time to understand anything. They buy things all ready made at the shops. But there is no shop anywhere where one can buy friendship, and so men have no friends any more. If you want a friend, tame me...”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince


  • #12
    Mitch Albom
    “Accept who you are; and revel in it.”
    Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie


  • #13
    Mitch Albom
    “So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”
    Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson


  • #14
    Mitch Albom
    “But there's a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begin.”
    Mitch Albom, For One More Day


  • #15
    Mitch Albom
    “Life is a series of pulls back and forth... A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. Most of us live somewhere in the middle. A wrestling match...Which side win? Love wins. Love always wins”
    Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie


  • #16
    Mitch Albom
    “If you hold back on the emotions--if you don't allow yourself to go all the way through them--you can never get to being detached, you're too busy being afraid. You're afraid of the pain, you're afraid of the grief. You're afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails. But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your heard even, you experience them fully and completely.”
    Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie


  • #17
    Mitch Albom
    “Sacrifice is a part of life. It's supposed to be. It's not something to regret. It's something to aspire to.”
    Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven


  • #18
    Mitch Albom
    “Heaven can be found in the most unlikely corners.”
    Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Meniti Bianglala


  • #19
    Mitch Albom
    “there are a few rules I know to be true about love and marriage: If you don't respect the other person, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you don't know how to compromise, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you can't talk openly about what goes on between you, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. And if you don't have a common set of values in life, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. Your values must be alike.' - Morrie Schwartz”
    Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie


  • #20
    Mitch Albom
    “...if you're trying to show off for people at the top, forget it. They will look down on you anyhow. And if you're trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it. They will only envy you. Status will get you nowhere. Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone.”
    Mitch Albom


  • #21
    Mitch Albom
    “We've got a sort of brainwashing going on in our country, Morrie sighed. Do you know how they brainwash people? They repeat something over and over. And that's what we do in this country. Owning things is good. More money is good. More property is good. More commercialism is good. More is good. More is good. We repeat it--and have it repeated to us--over and over until nobody bothers to even think otherwise. The average person is so fogged up by all of this, he has no perspective on what's really important anymore.

    Wherever I went in my life, I met people wanting to gobble up something new. Gobble up a new car. Gobble up a new piece of property. Gobble up the latest toy. And then they wanted to tell you about it. 'Guess what I got? Guess what I got?'

    You know how I interpreted that? These were people so hungry for love that they were accepting substitutes. They were embracing material things and expecting a sort of hug back. But it never works. You can't substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship.

    Money is not a substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness. I can tell you, as I'm sitting here dying, when you most need it, neither money nor power will give you the feeling you're looking for, no matter how much of them you have.”
    Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie


  • #22
    Đoàn Minh Phượng
    “nếu cuộc đời sai thì tự nó phải đúng trở lại chứ tại sao chờ con làm cho nó đúng? Không phải ý nghĩa của cuộc đời lúc nào cũng tự điều chỉnh nó để hợp với thực tế hay sao? Mẹ không còn đủ sức khỏe để đi chợ nữa, con sẽ bỏ học để thay mẹ kiếm ăn. Chỉ có điều đó là đúng, mọi thứ khác đều vô nghĩa. Cuộc đời xảy ra trước, rồi đúng sai mới đến sau”
    Đoàn Minh Phượng


  • #23
    Hannah Harrington
    “He took his pain and turned it into something beautiful. Into something that people connect to. And that's what good music does. It speaks to you. It changes you.”
    Hannah Harrington, Saving June


  • #24
    Joseph Campbell
    “Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.”
    Joseph Campbell


  • #25
    Joseph Campbell
    “Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”
    Joseph Campbell


  • #26
    Joseph Campbell
    “We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.”
    Joseph Campbell


  • #27
    Cecelia Ahern
    “Our life is made up of time; our days are measured in hours, our pay measured by those hours, our knowledge is measured by years. We grab a few quick minutes in our busy day to have a coffee break. We rush back to our desks, we watch the clock, we live by appointments. And yet your time eventually runs out and you wonder in your heart of hearts if those seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years and decades were being spent the best way they possibly could. In other words, if you could change anything, would you?”
    Cecelia Ahern, Love, Rosie


  • #28
    Cecelia Ahern
    “Alone or not, you gotta walk forward.”
    Cecelia Ahern


  • #29
    Joseph Campbell
    “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.”
    Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth


  • #30
    Nicholas Sparks
    “We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.”
    Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook




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