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  • #1
    Haruki Murakami
    “Somewhere, far, far away, there's a shitty island. An island without a name. An island not worth giving a name. A shitty island with a shitty shape. On this shitty island grow palm trees that also have shitty shapes. And the palm trees produce coconuts that give off a shitty smell. Shitty monkeys live in the trees, and they love to eat these shitty-smelling coconuts, after which they shit the world's foulest shit. The shit falls on the ground and builds up shitty mounds, making the shitty palm trees that grown on them even shittier. It's an endless cycle.”
    Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

  • #2
    Morrissey
    “Now this might disturb you, but I find I'm OK by myself;
    and I don't need you or your benevolence to make sense.”
    Morrissey

  • #3
    Morrissey
    “Can you squeeze me
    into an empty page of your diary
    and psychologically save me?”
    Morrissey

  • #4
    Morrissey
    “I see the world, it makes me puke,
    But then I look at you and know,
    that somewhere there's a someone who can soothe me.”
    Morrissey

  • #5
    Bernard M. Baruch
    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
    Bernard M. Baruch

  • #6
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #7
    Tiffanie DeBartolo
    “We’re all searching for something to fill up what I like to call that big, God-shaped hole in our souls. Some people use alcohol, or sex, or their children, or food, or money, or music, or heroin. A lot of people even use the concept of God itself. I could go on and on. I used to know a girl who used shoes. She had over two-hundred pairs. But it’s all the same thing, really. People, for some stupid reason, think they can escape their sorrows.”
    Tiffanie DeBartolo, God-Shaped Hole

  • #8
    Haruki Murakami
    “Of course it hurt that we could never love each other in a physical way. We would have been far more happy if we had. But that was like the tides, the change of seasons--something immutable, an immovable destiny we could never alter. No matter how cleverly we might shelter it, our delicate friendship wasn't going to last forever. We were bound to reach a dead end. That was painfully clear.”
    Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

  • #9
    Haruki Murakami
    “In the spring of her twenty-second year, Sumire fell in love for the first time in her life.”
    Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

  • #10
    Haruki Murakami
    “These days I just can't seem to say what I mean [...]. I just can't. Every time I try to say something, it misses the point. Either that or I end up saying the opposite of what I mean. The more I try to get it right the more mixed up it gets. Sometimes I can't even remember what I was trying to say in the first place. It's like my body's split in two and one of me is chasing the other me around a big pillar. We're running circles around it. The other me has the right words, but I can never catch her.”
    Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: 24 Stories

  • #11
    Haruki Murakami
    “Kumiko and I felt something for each other from the beginning. It was not one of those strong, impulsive feelings that can hit two people like an electric shock when they first meet, but something quieter and gentler, like two tiny lights traveling in tandem through a vast darkness and drawing imperceptibly closer to each other as they go. As our meetings grew more frequent, I felt not so much that I had met someone new as that I had chanced upon a dear old friend.”
    Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

  • #12
    Haruki Murakami
    “Mediocrity's like a spot on a shirt—it never comes off.”
    Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

  • #13
    Haruki Murakami
    “With each passing moment I'm becoming part of the past. There is no future for me, just the past steadily accumulating.”
    Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

  • #14
    Haruki Murakami
    “Nobody likes being alone that much. I don't go out of my way to make friends, that's all. It just leads to disappointment. ”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #15
    Haruki Murakami
    “I want you always to remember me. Will you remember that I existed, and that I stood next to you here like this?”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #16
    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

  • #17
    Haruki Murakami
    “Anyway, it seems to me that the way most people go on living (I suppose there are a few exceptions), they think that the world of life (or whatever) is this place where everything is (or is supposed to be) basically logical and consistent.... It's like when you put instant rice pudding mix in a bowl in the microwave and push the button, and you take the cover off when it rings, and there you've got rice pudding. I mean, what happens in between the time when you push the switch and when the microwave rings? You can't tell what's going on under the cover. Maybe the instant rice pudding first turns into macaroni gratin in the darkness when nobody's looking and only then turns back into rice pudding. We think it's natural to get rice pudding after we put rice pudding mix in the microwave and the bell rings, but to me that's just a presumption. I would be kind of relieved if, every once in a while, after you put rice pudding mix in the microwave and it rang and you opened the top, you got macaroni gratin.”
    Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

  • #18
    Haruki Murakami
    “Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?”
    Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

  • #19
    Haruki Murakami
    “This kind of thing doesn't seem to bother most people. Given the chance, people are surprisingly frank when they talk about themselves. "I'm honest and open to a ridiculous degree," they'll say, or "I'm thin-skinned and not the type who gets along easily in the world." Or "I am very good at sensing others' true feelings." But any number of times I've seen people who say they're easily hurt hurt other people for no apparent reason. Self-styled honest and open people, without realizing what they're doing, blithely use some self-serving excuse to get what they want. And those "good at sensing others' true feelings" are duped by the most transparent flattery. It's enough to make me ask the question: How well do we really know ourselves?”
    Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

  • #20
    Sophia Loren
    “Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.”
    Sophia Loren



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