A regular wind-up toy world this is, I think. Once a day the wind-up bird has to come and wind the springs of this world. Alone in this fun house, only I grow old, a pale softball of death swelling inside me. Yet even as I sleep somewhere between Saturn and Uranus, wind-up birds everywhere are busy at work fulfilling their appointed rounds.
("The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle")
More Quotes from Haruki Murakami:It was a narrow world, a world that was standing still. But the narrower it became, the more it betook of stillness, the more this world that enveloped me seemed to overflow with things and people that could only be called strange. They had been there all the while, it seemed, waiting in the shadows for me to stop moving. And every time the wind-up bird came to my yard to wind its spring, the world descendedmore deeply into chaos.
I've always liked libraries. They're quiet and full of books and full of knowledge.
If you think God's there, He is. If you don't, He isn't. And if that's what God's like, I wouldn't worry about it.
It was a small room with dim light coming in the window, reminiscent of old Polish films.
Death was not the opposite of life. It was already here, within my being, it had always been here, and no struggle would permit me to forget that.
You know what girls are like. They turn twenty or twenty-one and all of a sudden they start having these concrete ideas. They get super realistic. And when that happens, everything that seemed so sweet and lovable about them begins to look ordinary and depressing.
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