Tag Archives: Haruki Murakami

1Q84

I could type and type and type and type and type and type and type and still not get to the heart of how I feel about this book. Oh boy and do I mean type and type and type. … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

Her eyes could be more eloquent—or at least speak more full sentences—than her words. But she could hardly conduct a press conference with her eyes. —Haruki Murakami/1Q84

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Just a Thought

This is starting to sound like science fiction. Am I just making up a self-serving hypothesis as a form of self-defense? Maybe it’s just that I’ve gone crazy. I see my own mind as perfectly normal, as free of distortion. … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

What we call the present is given shape by an accumulation of the past. —Haruki Murakami/1Q84 (Haruki Murakami)

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Just a Thought

“According to Chekhov,” Tamaru said, rising from his chair, “once a gun appears in a story, it has to be fired.” —Haruki Murakami/1Q84

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Just a Thought

He knew, too, that it would take time for him to acclimate himself to this new world that had come upon him. His entire way of thinking, his way of seeing things, the way he breathed, the way he moved … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

My life is like a trunk stuffed with dirty laundry. It contains more than enough material to drive any one human being to mental aberration—maybe two or three people’s worth. —Haruki Murakami/1Q84

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Just a Thought

What he had always had in mind was the potential of a revolution—revolution as a metaphor or hypothesis. He believed that exercising that kind of antiestablishment, subversive will was indispensable for a healthy society. But his students wanted a real … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

Something is happening, for sure, she thought. Her heartbeat sped up. Something’s wrong with the world, or something’s wrong with me: one or the other. The bottle and the cap don’t fit: is the problem with the bottle or the … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

But now, in the real year 1984, Big Brother is all too famous, and all too obvious. If Big Brother were to appear before us now, we’d point to him and say, ‘Watch out! He’s Big Brother!’ There’s no longer … Continue reading

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