Favorite Haruki Murakami Quotes

  1. If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
  2. Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
  3. Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
  4. If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.
  5. Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting.
  6. No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
  7. I dream. Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do.
  8. It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.
  9. Listen up – there’s no war that will end all wars.
  10. Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
  11. I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
  12. The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school.
  13. That’s what the world is , after all: an endless battle of contrasting memories.
  14. A certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect.
  15. Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.

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