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  • #1
    Haruki Murakami
    “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
    haruki murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

  • #2
    Haruki Murakami
    “We couldn't bear to be apart. So if Kizuki had lived, I'm sure we would have been together, loving each other, and gradually growing unhappy."

    Unhappy? Why's that?"

    With her fingers, Naoko combed her hair back several times. She had taken her barrette off, which made the hair fall over her face when she dropped her head forward.

    Because we would have had to pay the world back what we owed it," she said, raising her eyes to mine. "The pain of growing up. We didn't pay when we should have, so now the bills are due. Which is why Kizuki did what he did, and why I'm here. We were like kids who grew up naked on a desert island. If we got hungry, we'd just pick a banana; if we got lonely, we'd go to sleep in each other's arms. But that kind of thing doesn't last forever. We grew up fast and had to enter society. Which is why you were so important to us. You were the link connecting us with the outside world. We were struggling through you to fit in with the outside world as best we could. In the end, it didn't work, of course."

    I nodded.

    I wouldn't want you to think that we were using you, though. Kizuki really loved you. It just so happened that our connection with you was our first connection with anyone else. And it still is. Kizuki may be dead, but you are still my only link with the outside world. And just as Kizuki loved you, I love you. We never meant to hurt you, but we probably did; we probably ended up making a deep wound in your heart. It never occurred to us that anything like that might happen.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #3
    Haruki Murakami
    “I don't care what you do to me, but I don't want you to hurt me. I've had enough hurt already in my life. More than enough. Now I want to be happy.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #4
    Haruki Murakami
    “By living our lives, we nurture death. True as this might be, it was only one of the truths we had to learn. What I learned from Naoko's death was this: no truth can cure the sorrow we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see it through to the end and learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sorrow that comes to us without warning.”
    haruki murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #5
    Haruki Murakami
    “I know I have a pretty good sense for music, but she was better than me. I used to think it was such a waste! I thought, ‘If only she had started out with a good teacher and gotten the proper training, she’d be so much further along!’ But I was wrong about that. She was not the kind of child who could stand proper training. There just happen to be people like that. They’re blessed with this marvelous talent, but they can’t make the effort to systematize it. They end up squandering it in little bits and pieces. I’ve seen my share of people like that. At first you think they’re amazing. Like, they can sight-read some terrifically difficult piece and do a damn good job playing it all the way through. You see them do it, and you’re overwhelmed. you think, ‘I could never do that in a million years.’ But that’s as far as they go. They can’t take it any further. And why not? Because they won’t put in the effort. Because they haven’t had the discipline pounded into them. They’ve been spoiled. They have just enough talent so they’ve been able to play things well without any effort and they’ve had people telling them how great they are from the time they’re little, so hard work looks stupid to them. They’ll take some piece another kid has to work on for three weeks and polish it off in half the time, so the teacher figures they’ve put enough into it and lets them go to the next thing. And they do that in half the time and go on to the next piece. They never find out what it means to be hammered by the teacher; they lose out on a certain element required or character building. It’s a tragedy.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #6
    Haruki Murakami
    “It's my motto for life. 'Walk slowly; drink lots of water.”
    Haruki Murakami, After Dark

  • #7
    Haruki Murakami
    “I understand what you mean by precarious. Sometimes I feel so- I don't know- lonely. The kind of helpless feeling when everything you're used to has been ripped away. Like there's no more gravity, and I'm left to drift in outer space. With no idea where I'm headed.”
    Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

  • #8
    Haruki Murakami
    “The world in books seemed so much more alive to me than anything outside. I could see things I'd never seen before. Books and music were my best friends. I had a couple of good friends at school, but never met anyone I could really speak my heart to. We'd just make small talk, play soccer together. When something bothered me, I didn't talk with anyone about it. I thought it over all by myself, came to a conclusion, and took action alone. Not that I really felt lonely. I thought that's just the way things are. Human beings, in the final analysis, have to survive on their own.”
    Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

  • #9
    Haruki Murakami
    “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

  • #10
    Lady Gaga
    “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore.”
    Lady Gaga

  • #11
    Lady Gaga
    “Well, that's your opinion, isn't it? And I'm not about to waste my time trying to change it.”
    Lady Gaga

  • #12
    Lady Gaga
    “I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the fucking deli without hearing or seeing me.”
    Lady Gaga

  • #13
    Lady Gaga
    “They can't scare me, if I scare them first.”
    Lady Gaga

  • #14
    Lady Gaga
    “Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are.”
    Lady Gaga

  • #15
    Lady Gaga
    “I want the deepest, darkest, sickest parts of you that you are afraid to share with anyone because I love you that much.”
    Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga: The Fame music book

  • #16
    Lady Gaga
    “When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time. ”
    Lady Gaga

  • #17
    Lady Gaga
    “I'm a free bitch baby”
    Lady GaGa

  • #18
    Lady Gaga
    “I'm obsessively opposed to the typical.”
    Lady Gaga

  • #19
    Lady Gaga
    “All that ever holds somebody back, I think, is fear. For a minute I had fear. [Then] I went into the [dressing] room and shot my fear in the face...”
    Lady Gaga
    tags: fear

  • #20
    Lady Gaga
    “I'm already crazy. I'm a fearless person. I think it creeps up on you. I don't think it can be stopped. If my destiny is to lose my mind because of fame, then that's my destiny. But my passion still means more than anything.”
    Lady Gaga

  • #21
    Lady Gaga
    “People will always talk, so lets give them sumthin to talk about”
    lady gaga

  • #22
    Lady Gaga
    “I want you to walk out of here tonight not loving me more, but loving yourselves more.”
    Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga: The Fame music book

  • #23
    Lady Gaga
    “When I wake up in the morning, I feel like any other insecure 24-year-old girl. Then I say,'Bitch, you're Lady Gaga, you get up and walk the walk today.”
    Lady Gaga

  • #24
    Lady Gaga
    “Sexuality is half poison and half liberation. What’s the line? I don’t have a line. ”
    Lady Gaga

  • #25
    Lady Gaga
    “I don't want the 5 dollars in your pocket, I want your soul”
    Lady Gaga

  • #26
    Lady Gaga
    “I am focused on the work. I am constantly creating. I am a busy girl. I live and breathe my work. I love what I do. I believe in the message. There's no stopping. I didn't create the fame, the fame created me.”
    Lady Gaga

  • #27
    Lady Gaga
    “To everyone who says this is wrong to feel like this say, 'I was born this way baby.”
    Lady Gaga

  • #28
    Lady Gaga
    “You have to be unique, and different, and shine in your own way.”
    Lady Gaga

  • #29
    Lady Gaga
    “‎Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, cuz we were born this way bitch!”
    Lady Gaga

  • #30
    Lady Gaga
    “Sometimes in life you don't always feel like a winner, but that doesn't mean you're not a winner, you want to be like yourself. I want my fans to know it's okay.”
    Lady Gaga



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