Top 25 Haruki Murakami Quotes

Here we have put together a list of the 25 best quotes by Haruki Murakami.

Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.

Top 25 Haruki Murakami Quotes and Sayings

25

Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That's part of what it means to be alive.

― Haruki Murakami


24

Despite your best efforts, people are going to be hurt when it's time for them to be hurt.

― Haruki Murakami


23

If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there's salvation in life. Even if you can't get together with that person.

― Haruki Murakami


22

Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.

― Haruki Murakami


21

I've been running a full marathon every year for more than 20 years, and my record is getting worse. Getting older, getting worse. It's natural.

― Haruki Murakami


20

Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars.

― Haruki Murakami


19

Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.

― Haruki Murakami


18

You have to dream intentionally. Most people dream a dream when they are asleep. But to be a writer, you have to dream while you are awake, intentionally.

― Haruki Murakami


17

I was always hungry for love. Just once, I wanted to know what it was like to get my fill of it - to be fed so much love I couldn't take any more. Just once.

― Haruki Murakami


16

I want you always to remember me. Will you remember that I existed, and that I stood next to you here like this?

― Haruki Murakami


15

Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who's in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It's like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven't seen in a long time.

― Haruki Murakami


14

Please think of me like an endangered species and just observe me quietly from far away. If you try to talk to me or touch me casually, I may get intimidated and bite you. So please be careful.

― Haruki Murakami


13

It's like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.

― Haruki Murakami


12

Don't feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.

― Haruki Murakami


11

Among the many values in life, I appreciate freedom most.

― Haruki Murakami


10

I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.

― Haruki Murakami


9

No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.

― Haruki Murakami


8

Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.

― Haruki Murakami


7

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.

― Haruki Murakami


6

Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.

― Haruki Murakami


5

If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.

― Haruki Murakami


4

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

― Haruki Murakami


3

Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.

― Haruki Murakami


2

And once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about.

― Haruki Murakami


1

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

― Haruki Murakami


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