Kafka on the Shore Quotes.

11. "Closing your eyes isn't going to change anything. Nothing's going to disappear just because you can't see what's going on. In fact, things will even be worse the next time you open your eyes. That's the kind of world we live in. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won't make time stand still."
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

12. "Not just beautiful, though--the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they're watching me."
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

13. "Narrow minds devoid of imagination. Intolerance, theories cut off from reality, empty terminology, usurped ideals, inflexible systems. Those are the things that really frighten me. What I absolutely fear and loathe."
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

14. "Chance encounters are what keep us going."
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

15. "A certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect."
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

16. "What do you think? I'm not a starfish or a pepper tree. I'm a living, breathing human being. Of course I've been in love."
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

17. "Being with her I feel a pain, like a frozen knife stuck in my chest. An awful pain, but the funny thing is I'm thankful for it. It's like that frozen pain and my very existence are one. The pain is an anchor, mooring me here."
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

18. "It's hard to tell the difference between sea and sky, between voyager and sea. Between reality and the workings of the heart."
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

19. "Time weighs down on you like an old, ambiguous dream. You keep on moving, trying to sleep through it. But even if you go to the ends of the earth, you won't be able to escape it. Still, you have to go there- to the edge of the world. There's something you can't do unless you get there."
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

20. "Most things are forgotten over time. Even the war itself, the life-and-death struggle people went through is now like something from the distant past. We’re so caught up in our everyday lives that events of the past are no longer in orbit around our minds. There are just too many things we have to think about everyday, too many new things we have to learn. But still, no 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. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone."
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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