Kirin the unconfirmed cat of Haruki Murakami himself. by @monikapet

Kirin the unconfirmed cat of Haruki Murakami himself. by @

Talent can be a nice thing to have sometimes. You look good, attract attention, and if you’re lucky, you make some money. Women flock to you. In that sense, having talent’s preferable to having none. But talent only functions when it’s supported by a tough, unyielding physical and mental focus. All it takes is one screw in your brain to come loose and fall off, or some connection in your body to break down, and your concentration vanishes, like the dew at dawn. A simple toothache, or stiff shoulders, and you can’t play the piano well. It’s true. I’ve actually experienced it. A single cavity, one aching shoulder, and the beautiful vision and sound I hoped to convey goes out the window. The human body’s that fragile. It’s a complex system that can be damaged by something very trivial, and in most cases once it’s damaged, it can’t easily be restored. A cavity or stiff shoulder you can get over, but there are a lot of things you can’t get past. If talent’s the foundation you rely on, and yet it’s so unreliable that you have no idea what’s going to happen to it the next minute, what meaning does it have?
Haruki Murakami - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Under the same two moons - Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

Under the same two moons - Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

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No matter how quiet and conformist a person’s life seems, there’s always a time in the past when they reached an impasse. A time when they went a little crazy. I guess people need that sort of stage in their lives.
Haruki Murakami - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

But like a boat with a twisted rudder, I kept coming back to the same place. I wasn’t going anywhere. I was myself, waiting on the shore for me to return.
Haruki Murakami - Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

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1Q84

1Q84

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Haruki Murakami - Dance Dance Dance

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Haruki Murakami - Dance Dance Dance

I like the moments of darkness before dawn," she said. "Probably because it’s a clean slate. Clean and unused.
Haruki Murakami - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
An unfair society is a society that makes it possible for you to exploit your abilities to the limit.
Haruki Murakami - Norwegian Wood

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IQ84 

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IQ84 

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Norwegian Wood

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Norwegian Wood