Fairness is a concept that holds only in limited situations. Yet we want the concept to extend to everything, in and out of phase. From snails to hardware stores to married life. Maybe no one finds it, or even misses it, but fairness is like love. What is given has nothing to do with what we seek.
("Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World")
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Some things, you know, if you say them, it makes them not true?
Nobody likes being alone that much. I don't go out of my way to make friends, that's all. It just leads to disappointment.
I thought about the screws and their happiness. Maybe they were glad to be free of the eggbeater, to be independent screws, to luxuriate on white trays. It did feel good to see them happy.
Noboru Wataya is a person who belongs to a world that is the exact opposite of yours... In a world where you are losing everything, Mr.Okada, Noboru Wataya is gaining everything. In a world where you are rejected, he is accepted. And the opposite is just as true. Which is why he hates you so intensely.
A deserted library in the morning - there's something about it that really gets to me. All possible words and ideas are there, resting peacefully.
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