Kafka on the Shore Quotes.

1. "Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart."
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

2. "If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets."
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

3. "Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn't get in, and walk through it, step by step. There's no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That's the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine. An you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood. You'll catch that blood in your hands, your own blood and the blood of others. And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. 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, Kafka on the Shore

4. "It's like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story."
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

5. "Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That's part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads - at least that's where I imagine it - there's a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in awhile, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you'll live forever in your own private library."
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

6. "Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars."
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

7. "Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear."
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

8. "Taking crazy things seriously is a serious waste of time."
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

9. "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, Kafka on the Shore

10. "In everybody’s life there’s a point of no return. And in a very few cases, a point where you can’t go forward anymore. And when we reach that point, all we can do is quietly accept the fact. That’s how we survive."
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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