Tentang Norwegian Wood

Masih dalam rangka gagal move on dari Norwegian Wood, post hari ini saya alokasikan untuk beberapa kutipan tulisan Haruki Murakami di novel tersebut.

Don’t feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.

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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.

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What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.

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It’s not a question of ‘what then’. Some people get a kick out of reading railroad timetables and that’s all they do all day. Some people make huge model boats out of matchsticks. So what’s wrong if there happens to be one guy in the world who enjoys trying to understand you?

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He may be a nice guy, but deep down in his heart he’s incapable of loving anybody. There’s always some part of him somewhere that wide awake and detached. He just has that hunger that won’t go away.

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I wondered if she was trying to convey something to me, something she could not put into words – something prior to words that she could not grasp within herself and which therefore had no hope of ever turning into words.

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Our faces were no more than ten inches apart but she was lightyears away from me.

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It’s easy to talk big, but the important thing is whether or not you clean up the shit.

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I’m just sad. You were so nice to me when I was having my problems, but now that you’re having yours, it seems there’s not a thing I can do for you. You’re all locked up in that little world of yours, and when I try knocking on the door, you just sort of look up for a second and go right back inside.

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Which is why I am writing this book. To think. To understand. It just happens to be the way I’m made. I have to write things down to feel I fully comprehend them.

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