Have you ever had that feeling-that you'd like to go to a whole different place and become a whole different self?
("The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle")
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The best musicians transpose consciousness into sound; painters do the same for color and shape.
The Earth slowly keeps on turning. But beyond any of those details of the real, there are dreams. And everyone's living in them.
Living like an empty shell is not really living, no matter how many years it may go on. The heart and flesh of an empty shell give birth to nothing more than the life of an empty shell.
I don't think I'd want Mickey Mouse pimping for me anyway.
Hatred is like a long, dark shadow. Not even the person it falls upon knows where it comes from, in most cases. It is like a two-edged sword. When you cut the other person, you cut yourself. The more violently you hack at the other person, the more violently you hack at yourself. It can often be fatal. But it is not easy to dispose of. Please be careful, Mr.Okada. It is very dangerous. Once it has taken root in your heart, hatred is the most difficult think in the world to shake off.
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