Genius or fool, you don't live in the world alone. You can hide underground or you can build a wall around yourself, but somebody's going to come along and screw up the works.
("Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World")
More Quotes from Haruki Murakami:It feels like everything's been decided in advance that I'm following a path somebody else has already mapped out for me. It doesn't matter how much I think things over, how much effort I put into it. In fact, the harder I try, the more I lose my sense of who I am. It's like my identity's an orbit that I've strayed far away from, and that really hurts. But more than that, it scares me. Just thinking about it makes me flinch.
Artists are those who can evade the verbose.
For every theory there has to be counterevidence--otherwise science wouldn't progress.
Snow floated down every once in a while, but it was frail snow, like a memory fading into the distance.
Have you ever had that feeling-that you'd like to go to a whole different place and become a whole different self?
Only the Dead stay seventeen forever.
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