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30 Inspirational Haruki Murakami Quotes

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Friends, are you up for a dose of amazing Haruki Murakami quotes?

Haruki Murakami is a world renowned Japanese author and novelist. Starting from his critically successful A Wild Sheep Chase, he has gone on to write bestsellers in both Japan and in the international community. His works are translated into 50 languages worldwide and are multi-awarded by different industries.

Haruki Murakami is one of our favorite authors. If you’ve ever picked up a Murakami book (and we will assume you have given that you’re here!), you would know that his works are like a compelling journey that is layered and complex, as well as highly entertaining and thought-provoking. His writing is typically surreal, melancholic, and fatalistic.

Check out the best Haruki Murakami quotes that we’ve put together for you.

Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting. – Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Life is not like water. Things in life don’t necessarily flow over the shortest possible route. – Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

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What we call the present is given shape by an accumulation of the past. – Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. – Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

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Fact may not be truth, and truth may not be factual. – Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Even if we could turn back, we’d probably never end up back where we started. – Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

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But who can say what’s best? That’s why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. My experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a life time, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives. – Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Even castles in the sky can do with a fresh coat of paint. – Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

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The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school. – Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Listen, every object’s in flux… they don’t stay in one form or another or in one place forever.  Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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Most everything you think you know about me is nothing more than memories. – Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase

Two people can sleep in the same bed and still be alone when they close their eyes. – Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

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What matters is deciding in your heart to accept another person completely. When you do that, it is always the first time and the last. – Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time. – Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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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

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

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I was always hungry for love. Just once, I wanted to know what it was like to get my fill of it — to be fed so much love I couldn’t take any more. Just once. – Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering. – Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

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The truth sometimes reminds me of a city buried in sand. As time passes, the sand piles up even thicker, and occasionally it’s blown away and what’s below is revealed. – Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

The human heart is like a night bird. Silently waiting for something, and when the time comes, it flies straight toward it. – Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

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Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy. – Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

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

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No mistake about it. Ice is cold; roses are red; I’m in love. And this love is about to carry me off somewhere. The current’s too overpowering; I don’t have any choice. It may very well be a special place, some place I’ve never seen before. – Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. – Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

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But the absence of fighting or hatred or desire also means the opposites do not exist either. No joy, no communion, no love. Only where there is disillusionment and depression and sorrow does happiness arise; without the despair of loss, there is no hope. – Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

I happen to like the strange ones. People who look normal and leads normal lives – they’re the ones you have to watch out for. – Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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People’s memories are maybe the fuel they burn to stay alive. – Haruki Murakami, After Dark

As we go through life we gradually discover who we are, but the more we discover, the more we lose ourselves.  – Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

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Why do people have to be this lonely? What’s the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness? – Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there’s salvation in life. Even if you can’t get together with that person. – Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

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