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Kafka on the Shore, by Haruki Murakami

kafka_on_the_shore“Writing things was important, wasn’t it?” Nakata asked.

“Yes, it was. The process of writing was important. Even though the finished product is meaningless.”

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Posted by on June 26, 2013 in Books, Quotes

 

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Kafka on the Shore, by Haruki Murakami

“Kafka, what can you see outside?”

I look out of the window behind her. “I see trees, the sky and some clouds. Some birds on tree branches.”

kafka_on_the_shore“Nothing out of the ordinary. Right?”

That’s right.”

“But if you knew you might not be able to see it again tomorrow, everything would suddenly become special and precious, wouldn’t it?

“I suppose so.”

“Have you ever thought about that?”

“I have.”

A surprised look comes over her face. “When?”

“When I’m in love.”

 
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Posted by on June 24, 2013 in Books, Quotes

 

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Kafka on the Shore, by Haruki Murakami

kafka_on_the_shore“I assume you’re aware of this, but cats are creatures of habit. Usually they live very ordered lives, and unless something extraordinary happens they generally try to keep their routine. What might disrupt this is either sex or an accident – one of the two.”

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2013 in Books, Quotes

 

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Kafka on the Shore, by Haruki Murakami

kafka_on_the_shore“According to Aristophanes in Plato’s The Banquet, in the ancient world of legend there were three types of people,” Oshima says. “Have you heard about this?”

“No.”

“In ancient times people weren’t simply male or female, but one of three types: male/male, male/female or female/female. In other words each person was made out of the components of two people. Everyone was happy with this arrangements and never really gave it much thought. But then God took a knife and cut everyone in half, right down the middle. So after that the world was divided just into male and female, the upshot being that people spend their time running around trying to locate their missing other half.”

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2013 in Books, Quotes

 

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