27+ quotes from Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami

Quotes from Dance Dance Dance

Haruki Murakami ·  393 pages

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“Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“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, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“What we seek is some kind of compensation for what we put up with.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“We knew exactly what we wanted in each other. And even so, it ended. One day it stopped, as if the film simply slipped off the reel. ”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“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, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“مع مرور الزمن، سوف تفهمين.. ما يدوم، يدوم، وما لا يدوم لا يدوم، الزمن كفيل بعلاج معظم الأشياء، وما لا يستطيع أن يعالجه الزمن.. يتعين عليك أن تعالجيه بنفسك.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“People fall in love without reason, without even wanting to. You can't predict it. That's love.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“Mediocrity's like a spot on a shirt—it never comes off.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“Even so, there were times I saw freshness and beauty. I could smell the air, and I really loved rock 'n' roll. Tears were warm, and girls were beautiful, like dreams. I liked movie theaters, the darkness and intimacy, and I liked the deep, sad summer nights.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“Possibilities are like cancer. The more I think about them, the more they multiply, and there's no way to stop them. I'm out of control. ”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“Dance," said the Sheep Man. "Yougottadance. Aslongasthemusicplays. Yougotta dance. Don'teventhinkwhy. Starttothink, yourfeetstop. Yourfeetstop, wegetstuck. Wegetstuck, you'restuck. Sodon'tpayanymind, nomatterhowdumb. Yougottakeepthestep. Yougottalimberup. Yougottaloosenwhatyoubolteddown. Yougottauseallyougot. Weknowyou're tired, tiredandscared. Happenstoeveryone, okay? Justdon'tletyourfeetstop.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“So what can I do now?" she spoke up a minute later.
"Nothing," I said. "Just think about what comes before words. You owe that to the dead. 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. Is that too much to ask?"
"A little," she said, trying to smile.
"Well, of course it is," I said, trying to smile too.
"I doubt that this makes sense to most people. But I think I'm right. People die all the time. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if posible, sincerely. It's too easy not to make the effort, then weep and wring your hands after the person dies. Personally, I don't buy it."
Yuki leaned against the car door. "But that's real hard, isn't it?" she said.
"Real hard," I said. "But it's worth trying for.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“سوف أظل أحبك دائما.. وليس لهذا علاقة بالزمن.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“إن الناس يموتون في كل وقت، الحياة أكثر هشاشة مما نظن، لذا ينبغي أن تعاملي الناس بطريقة لا تخلف وراءها ندما، بطريقة نزيهة وإن أمكن.. مخلصة.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“Precipitate as weather, she appeared from somewhere, then evaporated, leaving only memory.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“I used to think the years would go by in order, that you get older one year at a time. But it's not like that. It happens overnight.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“كانت مُتعَبَة، كانت تحتاج إلى شجرة تنام عليها، وكنت أنا أقرب غصن لها.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“لا استطيع احتمال ذلك، أود أن ألقي بكل شيء من النافذة، أريد أن اصرخ "لست إلا طفلة.. أنا طفلة.." وأن أذهب للاختباء بإحدى الزوايا.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“الاحتمالات مثل السرطان، كلما فكرت فيها تكاثرت بشكل أكبر ولا يكون هناك سبيل لإيقافها”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“فقدت الكثير من الأشياء.. فقدت الكثير من الأشياء الثمينة، ليس بسبب خطأ من أحد ولكن في كل مرة تفتقد شيئا تفقد معه حزمة كاملة من الأشياء”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“كل ما عليكِ عمله هو الانتظار، اجلسي صامتة وانتظري اللحظة المناسبة، لا تحاولي أن تغيري شيئا بالقوة. اكتفي بمشاهدة توالي الأشياء، ابذلي جهدا وراقبي كل شيء، إذا فعلت ذلك فسوف تعرفين تلقائيا ما الذي يجب عليك عمله.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“When there's nothing to do, you do nothing slowly and intently.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“ارقص.. يجب أن ترقص.. مادامت الموسيقى تعزف، يجب أن ترقص، لا تفكر حتى في السبب، إذا شرعت في التفكير فسوف تتوقف قدماك. إذا توقفت قدماك فسوف نتعطل نحن، فسوف تتعطل أنت/ لذا لا تفكر في شيء مهما بدا ذلك حمقا، يجب أن تواصل الخطى.. يجب أن تُمرّن جسمك، يجب أن تحلحل ما قمت بربطه، يجب أن تستخدم كل ما لديك، نعلم أنك متعب، متعب وخائف، هذا ما يحدث لكل شخص.. حسنا، فقط لا تدع قدميك تتوقفان.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“Friends don't need the intervention of a third party. Friendship's a voluntary thing.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“People have their own reasons for dying. It might look simple, but it never is. It's just like a rock. What's above ground is only a small part of it. But if you start pulling, it keeps coming and coming. The human mind dwells deep in darkness. Only the person himself knows the real reason, and maybe not even then.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


“People leave traces of themselves where they feel most comfortable, most worthwhile.”
― Haruki Murakami, quote from Dance Dance Dance


About the author

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