29+ quotes from 1Q84 #1-2 by Haruki Murakami

Quotes from 1Q84 #1-2

Haruki Murakami ·  628 pages

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“Certain kinds of knowledge rob people of their sleep.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“But if you peeled away the ornamental egos that she had built, there was only an abyss of nothingness and the intense thirst that came with it.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“You can't go anywhere if you just resign yourself to being attacked. A state of chronic powerlessness eats away at a person.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“Don’t let appearances fool you. There’s always only one reality.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“If you belong to the majority, you can avoid thinking about lots of troubling things.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“I don't like ringing the bell at the door. Its' tingaling just sounds beautiful. It makes one equal innocent sound, and it doesn't matter who is ringing. But knocking is distinctive. Human beats something physically - you can hear the reflected feeling. Of course, the hand always gets slightly painful.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“Wo Licht ist muss es auch Schatten geben, und wo Schatten ist, gibt es Licht. Es gibt keinen Schatten ohne Licht und kein Licht ohne Schatten. (C.G. Jung)”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“La diferencia entre vivir en soledad y sentirse solo.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“Los seres humanos, en su mayoría, eran incapaces de pensar por sí mismos: ésa era una de las «verdades preciadas» que había aprendido. Y quien no pensaba, no sabía escuchar a los demás.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“Los encuentros marcados por el destino tienen consecuencias selladas también por el destino,”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“Puede que la vida no sea más que la consecuencia de una mera cadena de acontecimientos ilógicos y, en ciertos casos, extremadamente chapuceros”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“I want to push myself to my limits, and if things don’t work out, then I can give up. But I will do everything I can until the bitter end.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“Wouldn’t this be tantamount to giving a butterfly a skeleton?”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“Le pareció que aquella música había sido compuesta para enfatizar lo irreal de la realidad.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“It's not me but the world that's deranged.
Yes, that settles it.
At some point in time, the world I knew either vanished or withdrew, and another world came to take its place. Like the switching of a track. In other words, my mind, here and now belongs to the world that was, but the world itself has already changed into something else. So far, the actual changes carried out in that process are limited in number. Most of the new world has been retained from the world I knew, which is why the changes have presented (virtually) no impediments to my daily life - so far. But the changes that have already taken place will almost certainly create other, greater, differences around me as time goes by. Those differences will expand little by little and will, in some cases, destroy the logicality of the actions I take. They could well cause me to commit errors that are - for me - literally fatal.
Parallel worlds.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“Someone once said that nothing costs more and yields less benefit than revenge,” Aomame said.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“Pero éste no es su Dios. Es mi Dios. Lo he aprendido porque he sacrificado mi vida, porque me han lacerado la carne y desgarrado la piel, chupado la sangra, arrancado las uñas y despojado de mi tiempo, mis ilusiones, y recuerdos. No es un Dios con forma. No viste de blanco ni luce largas barbas. No tiene doctrina, libro sagrado o preceptos. No recompensa ni castiga. No concede ni arrebata. No ha dispuesto un Cielo al que subir ni un Infierno al que caer. Dios, simplemente, está ahí, haga frío o no.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“Tengo had a gift for such work. He was a born technician, possessing both the intense concentration of a bird sailing through the air in search of prey and the patience of a donkey hauling water, playing always by the rules of the game.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“The religion brings many people together, so some degree of discipline is necessary, of course, but if you focus too much on formalities, you can lose sight of your original purpose. Things like precepts and doctrines are, ultimately, just expedients. The important thing is not the frame itself but what is inside the frame.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“Fa quatre-cents anys, la gent veia la mateixa lluna que veiem nosaltres.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“Los conocimientos importantes conllevan importantes responsabilidades.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“Vosotros estáis ahí atados, no podéis ir a ningún sitio. Apenas podéis avanzar ni siquiera podéis dar marcha atrás. Pero yo no. Yo tengo un trabajo que hacer. Una misión que debo ejecutar. Por eso, permitirme que vaya pasando”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“The role of a story was, in the broadest terms, to transpose a single problem into another form. Depending on the nature and direction of the problem, a solution could be suggested in the narrative. Tengo would return to the real world with that suggestion in hand. It was like a piece of paper bearing the indecipherable text of a magic spell. At times it lacked coherence and served no immediate practical purpose. But it would contain a possibility. Someday he might be able to decipher the spell. That possibility would gently warm his heart from within.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“His hairline had receded from the forehead and his sparse remaining hair recalled a frosty meadow in late autumn.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“Some things can only be done in exchange for life,” the man said.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“Svět zažil nacismus, atomovou bombu i moderní hudbu, a všechno to dokázal jakž takž přežít.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“Their world is like the one that George Orwell depicted in his novel. I’m sure you realize that there are plenty of people who are looking for exactly that kind of brain death. It makes life a lot easier. You don’t have to think about difficult things, just shut up and do what your superiors tell you to do. You never have to starve.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“If you can’t understand it without an explanation, you can’t understand it with an explanation,”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


“E se a minha vida não fôr mais do que um processo de materialização, através do qual eu dou forma a imagens latentes que vivem adormecidas em mim?”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from 1Q84 #1-2


About the author

Haruki Murakami
Born place: in Kyoto, Japan
Born date January 12, 1949
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