Time is too conceptual. Not that it stops us from filling it in. So much so, we can't even tell whether our experiences belong to time or to the world of physical things.
("Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World")
More Quotes from Haruki Murakami:As long as there's such a thing as time, everybody's damaged in the end, changed into something else. It always happens, sooner or later.
But knowing what I don't want to do doesn't help me figure out what I do want to do. I could do just about anything if somebody made me. But I don't have an image of the one thing I really want to do. That's my problem now. I can't find the image.
A Russian who uses his imagination is done for. I certainly never use mine.
What do you think? I'm not a starfish or a pepper tree. I'm a living, breathing human being. Of course I've been in love.
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.
The weather service reported that there weren't any atmospheric conditions present that might have led to fish raining from the sky.
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