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.'

Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if possible, sincerely. Haruki Murakami
It is sometimes necessary for each person. Fill up with delicious food, get drunk, sing loudly and chat frivolously. Haruki Murakami
Fairness is a concept that holds only in limited situations. Yet we want the concept to extend to everything, in and out of phase. From snails to hardware stores to married life. Maybe no one finds it, or even misses it, but fairness is like love. What is given has nothing to do with what we seek. Haruki Murakami
Don't pointless things have a place, too, in this far-from-perfect world? Haruki Murakami
Knowledge and ability were tools, not things to show off.  Haruki Murakami
Mediocrity's like a spot on a shirt—it never comes off. 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
We keep moving. And as we do, the things around us, well, they disappear. Haruki Murakami
The pillow smells like the sunlight, a precious smell. Haruki Murakami
The pillow smells like the sunlight, a precious smell. Haruki Murakami
Never let the darkness or negativity outside affect your inner self. Just wait until morning comes and the bright light will drown out the darkness. Haruki Murakami
A certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect. Haruki Murakami
No truth can cure the sorrow we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see it through to the end and learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sorrow that comes to us without warning. Haruki Murakami
You know what I'd really like to do the most right now? Climb up to the top of some high place like the pyramids. The highest place I can find. Where you can see forever. Stand on the very top, look all around the world, see all the scenery, and see with my own eyes what's been lost from the world. Haruki Murakami
What gave money its true meaning was its dark-night namelessness, its breathtaking interchangeability. Haruki Murakami
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. Haruki Murakami
You can hide memories, but you can’t erase the history that produced them. Haruki Murakami
How wonderful it is to be able to write someone a letter! To feel like conveying your thoughts to a person, to sit at your desk and pick up a pen, to put your thoughts into words like this is truly marvelous. Haruki Murakami
Ordinary imperfect people, always choose similarly imperfect people as friends. Haruki Murakami
I learned that realism can come in all shapes and sizes. The world is big enough for different values to coexist. Haruki Murakami
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
Look at the rain long enough, with no thoughts in your head, and you gradually feel your body falling loose, shaking free of the world of reality. Rain has the power to hypnotize. Haruki Murakami
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
Not just beautiful, though - the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching 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
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting. Haruki Murakami
o matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. Haruki Murakami
He could well imagine what the moon had given her: pure solitude and tranquility. That was the best thing the moon could give a person. Haruki Murakami
Being all alone is like the feeling you get when you stand at the mouth of a large river on a rainy evening and watch the water flow into the sea. Have you ever done that? Stand at the mouth of a large river and watch the water flow into the sea? Haruki Murakami
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it. Haruki Murakami