Tuesday, April 14, 2009


"But who can say what's best? That's why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. My experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a life time, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives."
— Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood)

"The sense of tragedy - according to Aristotle - comes, ironically enough, not from the protagonist's weak points but from his good qualities. Do you know what I'm getting at? People are drawn deeper into tragedy not by their defects but by their virtues.
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[But] we accept irony through a device called metaphor. And through that we grow and become deeper human beings."
— Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore)

5 comments:

Tina Tarnoff said...

These are just wonderful - Haruki Murakami is one of my favorite writers.

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

I love those moon images every time I see them...I just want to bask in them. wish I knew the actual source - do you? I keep getting back to russian sites that I can't read.

From This Moment to That said...

This is such a calming and wonderful photograph!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Hi Yoli -
Thought provoking words by Murakami, for sure!
Wonderful photo too.
Thanks for your kind words.
Catherine

paris parfait said...

These quotes are perfect examples of why Murakami is such a memorable writer. xoxox