The human heart is like a night bird. Silently waiting for something, and when the time comes, it flies straight toward it.
Haruki Murakami - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years of Pilgrimage (via jiojared)
It’s sort of weird if you think about it," Sara said. "We live in a pretty apathetic age, yet we’re surrounded by an enormous amount of information about other people. If you feel like it, you can easily gather that information about them. Having said that, we still hardly know anything about people.
Haruki Murakami - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

leslieisafakename:

Date a girl who reads, they say.
I say date a girl who reads naked.

(Source: vintageanchorbooks)

urbankoi:

Haruki Murakami’s new novel. 

urbankoi:

Haruki Murakami’s new novel. 

(Source: urbankoi)

I have no sense of self. I have no personality, no brilliant color. I have nothing to offer. That’s always been my problem. I feel like an empty vessel. I have a shape, I guess, as a container, but there’s nothing inside.”…”Let’s say you are an empty vessel. So what? What’s wrong with that?” Eri said. “You’re still a wonderful, attractive vessel. And really, does anybody know who they are? So why not be a completely beautiful vessel? The kind people feel good about, the kind people want to entrust with precious belongings.
Haruki Murakami - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
I like to write. I like to choose the right word, I like to write the right sentence. It’s just like gardening or something. You put the seed into the soil at the right time, in the right place.
Haruki Murakami - The Guardian

Haruki Murakami: 'I'm an outcast of the Japanese literary world. Critics, writers, many of them don't like me'

tigermousse:

Norwegian Wood (2010)Noruwei no mori”

dir. Tran Anh Hung

704h:

Haruki Murakami

704h:

Haruki Murakami

bluetrtlefish:

No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself - After the Quake

bluetrtlefish:

No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself - After the Quake

Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973 to be rereleased in new translation in September/October 2015

Haruki Murakami’s first two novels Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973 are being re-translated by Ted Goossen and set for release in a single volume in September or October 2015.

With the current editions of each book only being available in Japan, this will make these works accessible to Murakami’s international audience.

Haruki Murakami to publish "The Strange Library" in English on December 2nd

There will be a new Murakami release on December 2nd 2014: An illustrated version his short story The Strange Library. We have previously posted about this book as The Mysterious Library, and these postings collected can be found here: Click.

At this time it is unclear whether the illustrations used in the book are the ones from the original Japanese release by Maki Sasaki or new illustrations by German Kat Menschik who’s been working with Murakami for some years now.

tilly-and-her-books:

I bought this beautiful book today.

Jealousy - at least as far as he understand it from his dream - was the most hopeless prison in the world. 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. And not another soul in the world knew he was locked inside. Of course if he wanted to escape, he could do so. The prison was, after all, his own heart. But he couldn’t make that decision. His heart was as hard as a stone wall. This was the very essence of jealousy.
Haruki Murakami - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage