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Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
“Most things are forgotten over time. Even the war itself, the life-and-death struggle people went through is now like something from the distant past. We’re so caught up in our everyday lives that events of the past are no longer in orbit around our minds. There are just too many things we have to think about everyday, too many new things we have to learn. But still, no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone.”
Haruki Murakami
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Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“You are aware of only one unrest;
Oh, never learn to know the other!
Two souls, alas, are dwelling in my breast,
And one is striving to forsake its brother.
Unto the world in grossly loving zest,
With clinging tendrils, one adheres;
The other rises forcibly in quest
Of rarefied ancestral spheres.
If there be spirits in the air
That hold their sway between the earth and sky,
Descend out of the golden vapors there
And sweep me into iridescent life.
Oh, came a magic cloak into my hands
To carry me to distant lands,
I should not trade it for the choicest gown,
Nor for the cloak and garments of the crown.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Lost Illusions by Honoré de Balzac
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A Harlot High and Low by Honoré de Balzac
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The Black Sheep by Honoré de Balzac
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A Woman of Thirty by Honoré de Balzac
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
“It takes two to make an accident.”
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Haruki Murakami
“Most things are forgotten over time. Even the war itself, the life-and-death struggle people went through is now like something from the distant past. We’re so caught up in our everyday lives that events of the past are no longer in orbit around our minds. There are just too many things we have to think about everyday, too many new things we have to learn. But still, no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Stefan Zweig
“The strength of a love is always misjudged if we evaluate it by its immediate cause and not the stress that went before it, the dark and hollow space full of disappointment and loneliness that precedes all the great events in the heart's history.”
Stefan Zweig, The Burning Secret and other stories

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“You see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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