80+ Haruki Murakami Quotes on life, Happiness, Change, Running

Haruki Murakami Quotes

Haruki Murakami Quotes: Best known for his work Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami is a name well known in every household in Japan as well as some of the biggest countries in the world. After attending Waseda University in Tokyo, he began his writing career with the novel ‘Heard the Wind Sing’ and some of his most fabled works enclose ‘Kafka on the Shore’, ‘Norwegian Wood’, and ‘1Q84’ also ranked as the number one work of Haruki Murakami by many Japanese newspapers. The genius of Haruki extends to genres like science-fiction, crime, fantasy, romantic, and magic. He considers Kurt Vonnegut and Raymond Chandler as the prime sources of inspiration for the literary work. He has been considered an extraordinary and genius writer by many prominent thinkers and media houses. The Guardian considers Haruki as one of the world’s greatest novelists for his extraordinary achievements in the domain of writing. To get conversant with the literary genius of Haruki Murakami, we have compiled the most inspirational Haruki Murakami quotes on happiness, life, and change that exemplify the sheer genius of this great novelist.

Haruki Murakami Quotes

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

Not just beautiful, though–the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me. » Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami Quotes about dreams

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

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

Haruki Murakami Quotes about life

The answer is dreams. Dreaming on and on. Entering the world of dreams and never coming out. Living in dreams for the rest of time. » Haruki Murakami

The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night. » Haruki Murakami

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Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. » Haruki Murakami

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As time goes on, you’ll understand. What lasts, lasts; what doesn’t, doesn’t. Time solves most things. And what time can’t solve, you have to solve yourself. » Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami Quotes

I said nothing for a time, just ran my fingertips along the edge of the human-shaped emptiness that had been left inside me. » Haruki Murakami

If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets. » Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami Quotes about life

The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school. » Haruki Murakami

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You can hide memories, but you can’t erase the history that produced them. » Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami Quotes about running

Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting. » Haruki Marukami

For a while” is a phrase whose length can’t be measured.At least by the person who’s waiting. » Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami Quotes about morning

People leave strange little memories of themselves behind when they die. » Haruki Murakami

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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

Haruki Murakami Quotes about memories

What a terrible thing it is to wound someone you really care for and to do it so unconsciously. » Haruki Murakami

You can keep as quiet as you like, but one of these days somebody is going to find you. » Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami Quotes on change

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

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That’s what the world is , after all: an endless battle of contrasting memories. » Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami inspirational Quotes

If you can’t understand it without an explanation, you can’t understand it with an explanation. » Haruki Murakami

I dream. Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do. » Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami Quotes

two people can sleep in the same bed and still be alone when they close their eyes » Haruki Murakami

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Find me now. Before someone else does. » Haruki Murakami

Don’t feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that. » Haruki Murakami

Chance encounters are what keep us going. » Haruki Murakami

What we seek is some kind of compensation for what we put up with. » Haruki Murakami

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It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story. » Haruki Murakami

Only the Dead stay seventeen forever. » Haruki Murakami

If you think God’s there, He is. If you don’t, He isn’t. And if that’s what God’s like, I wouldn’t worry about it. » Haruki Murakami

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

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A certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect. » Haruki Murakami

So what’s wrong if there happens to be one guy in the world who enjoys trying to understand you? » Haruki Murakami

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

Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy. » Haruki Murakami

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Even chance meetings are the result of karma… Things in life are fated by our previous lives. That even in the smallest events there’s no such thing as coincidence. » Haruki Murakami

But I didn’t understand then. That I could hurt somebody so badly she would never recover. That a person can, just by living, damage another human being beyond repair. » Haruki Murakami

No matter what they wish for, no matter how far they go, people can never be anything but themselves. That’s all. » Haruki Murakami

Body cells replace themselves every month. Even at this very moment. Most everything you think you know about me is nothing more than memories. » Haruki Murakami

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Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear. » Haruki Murakami

I’m a very ordinary human being; I just happen to like reading books. » Haruki Murakami

We’re both looking at the same moon, in the same world. We’re connected to reality by the same line. All I have to do is quietly draw it towards me. » Haruki Murakami

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

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If you’re in pitch blackness, all you can do is sit tight until your eyes get used to the dark » Haruki Murakami

Life is not like water. Things in life don’t necessarily flow over the shortest possible route. » Haruki Murakami

Listen up – there’s no war that will end all wars. » Haruki Murakami

Memories and thoughts age, just as people do. But certain thoughts can never age, and certain memories can never fade. » Haruki Murakami

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Each person feels pain in his own way, each has his own scars. » Haruki Murakami

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

No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself. » Haruki Murakami

Sometimes I get real lonely sleeping with you. » Haruki Murakami

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Despite your best efforts, people are going to be hurt when it’s time for them to be hurt. » Haruki Murakami

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. » Haruki Murakami

In a place far away from anyone or anywhere, I drifted off for a moment. » Haruki Murakami

Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it. » Haruki Murakami

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So the fact that I’m me and no one else is one of my greatest assets. Emotional hurt is the price a person has to pay in order to be independent. » Haruki Murakami

Not that we were incompatible: we just had nothing to talk about. » Haruki Murakami

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

Most everything you think you know about me is nothing more than memories. » Haruki Murakami

For a long time, she held a special place in my heart. I kept this special place just for her, like a “Reserved” sign on a quiet corner table in a restaurant. Despite the fact that I was sure I’d never see her again. » Haruki Murakami

Taking crazy things seriously is a serious waste of time. » Haruki Murakami

It is not that the meaning cannot be explained. But there are certain meanings that are lost forever the moment they are explained in words. » Haruki Murakami

She’s letting out her feelings. The scary thing is not being able to do that. When your feelings build up and harden and die inside, then you’re in big trouble. » Haruki Murakami

I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning. » Haruki Murakami

Even if we could turn back, we’d probably never end up where we started. » Haruki Murakami

Something inside me had dropped away, and nothing came in to fill the cavern. » Haruki Murakami

In this world, there are things you can only do alone, and things you can only do with somebody else. It’s important to combine the two in just the right amount. » Haruki Murakami

What makes us the most normal,” said Reiko, “is knowing that we’re not normal. » Haruki Murakami

Everyone may be ordinary, but they’re not normal. » Haruki Murakami

Don’t you think it would be wonderful to get rid of everything and everybody and just go some place where you don’t know a soul? » Haruki Murakami

I don’t care what you do to me, but I don’t want you to hurt me. I’ve had enough hurt already in my life. More than enough. Now I want to be happy. » Haruki Murakami

There’s no such thing as perfect writing, just like there’s no such thing as perfect despair. » Haruki Murakami

Letters are just pieces of paper,” I said. “Burn them, and what stays in your heart will stay; keep them, and what vanishes will vanish. » Haruki Murakami

It’s hard to tell the difference between sea and sky, between voyager and sea. Between reality and the workings of the heart. » Haruki Murakami

It’s because of you when I’m in bed in the morning that I can wind my spring and tell myself I have to live another good day. » Haruki Murakami

I have a million things to talk to you about. All I want in this world is you. I want to see you and talk. I want the two of us to begin everything from the beginning. » Haruki Murakami

Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it’s time to drink. » Haruki Murakami