Even castles in the sky can do with a fresh coat of paint.
South of the Border, West of the Sun
You burn barns. I don't burn barns. There's this glaring difference, and to me, rather than say which of us is strange, first of all I'd like to clear up just what that difference is.Haruki Murakami
Mediocrity is like a spot on your shirt, it never comes off.Haruki Murakami
As I already explaned, I don't have any form. I'm a conceptual metaphysical object.Haruki Murakami
Numbers aren’t the important thing …:;what matters is deciding in your heart to accept another person completely. When you do that, it is always the first time and the last.Haruki Murakami
If you're in pitch blackness, all you can do is sit tight until your eyes get used to the dark.Haruki Murakami
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.Haruki Murakami
But who can say what's best? That's why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. My experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a life time, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives.Haruki Murakami
But I didn't understand then. That I could hurt somebody so badly she would never recover. That a person can, just by living, damage another human being beyond repair.Haruki Murakami
The house kept its own time, like the old-fashioned grandfather clock in the living room. People who happened by raised the weights, and as long as the weights were wound, the clock continued ticking away. But with people gone and the weights unattended, whole chunks of time were left to collect in deposits of faded life on the floor.Haruki Murakami
The world would be a pretty dull place if it were made up only of the first-rate, right?Haruki Murakami
The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.Haruki Murakami
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