Haruki Murakami Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Haruki Murakami quotes, Haruki Murakami sayings, and Haruki Murakami proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

People fall in love without reason, without even wanting to. You can't predict it. That's love. Haruki Murakami
The best musicians transpose consciousness into sound; painters do the same for color and shape. Haruki Murakami
I'd made it back to the land of the living. No matter how boring or mediocre a world it might be, this was it. Haruki Murakami
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
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
The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can't be learned at school. Haruki Murakami
She lived frugally, but her meals were the only things on which she deliberately spent her money. She never compromised on the quality of her groceries, and drank only good-quality wines. Haruki Murakami
A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do. Haruki Murakami
I was living for one thing only, and that was to confirm my own lack of feeling. Haruki Murakami
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. Haruki Murakami
An expectation was there, mixed in with so many other emotions, excitement, resignation, hesitation, confusion, fear that would well up then wither on the vine. You're optimistic one moment, only to be racked the next by the certainty that it will all fall to pieces. And in the end it does. Haruki Murakami
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. Haruki Murakami
If you can't understand it without an explanation, you can't understand it with an explanation. Haruki Murakami
We're all kind of weird and twisted and drowning Haruki Murakami
Cell phones are so convenient that they're an inconvenience. Haruki Murakami
Reaching the finish line, never walking, and enjoying the race. These three, in this order, are my goals. Haruki Murakami
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting. Haruki Murakami
No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself. Haruki Murakami
Loneliness becomes an acid that eats away at you. Haruki Murakami
Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it's time to drink. Haruki Murakami
Forgive me for stating the obvious, but the world is made up of all kinds of people. Haruki Murakami
Considering the sense of powerlessness that such a state of affairs would bring about, to have people floating in a pool of mysterious question marks seems like a minor sin. Haruki Murakami
But metaphors help eliminate what separates you and me. Haruki Murakami
His heart, like mine, was ticking off the time allotted to his small restless body. Haruki Murakami
Maybe it's just hiding somewhere. Or gone on a trip to come home. But falling in love is always a pretty crazy thing. It might appear out of the blue and just grab you. Who knows — maybe even tomorrow. Haruki Murakami
Your work should be an act of love, not a marriage of convenience. Haruki Murakami
The power to concentrate was the most important thing. Living without this power would be like opening one's eyes without seeing anything. Haruki Murakami
People leave strange little memories of themselves behind when they die. Haruki Murakami
Loneliness becomes an acid that eats away at you. Haruki Murakami
Ordinary imperfect people, always choose similarly imperfect people as friends. Haruki Murakami