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Haruki Murakami

I realize full well how hard it must be to go on living alone in a place from which someone has left you, but there is nothing so cruel in this world as the desolation of having nothing to hope for. — Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (KNOPF.; First Edition edition 1997)

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Haruki Murakami

The most he could do was create a place where his heart–devoid now of any depth or weight–could be tethered, to keep from wandering aimlessly. — Haruki Murakami, from “Kino,” Men Without Women: Stories (Alfred A. Knopf, 2017)

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Timmy Chong

and from a thousand milesof soft memories andbad haikus away Ilet you pull me in,all warm and dry likea towel at the beach, whichwe lifted like that postcard From the Shade Garden—You are still everywhere,I wish you were here — Timmy Chong, from “I Know There’s Still a War Outside,” Up the Staircase Quarterly (no.… Continue reading Timmy Chong

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Haruki Murakami

The most he could do was create a place where his heart–devoid now of any depth or weight–could be tethered, to keep from wandering aimlessly. — Haruki Murakami, from “Kino,” Men Without Women: Stories (Alfred A. Knopf, 2017)

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Yukio Mishima

Young people get the foolish idea that what is new for them must be new for everybody else too. No matter how unconventional they get, they’re just repeating what others before them have done.” ― Yukio Mishima, After the Banquet (‎ Vintage Uk, May 31, 2001) Originally published March 11th 1999.

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Haruki Murakami

Between the end of that strange summer and the approach of winter, my life went on without change. Each day would dawn without incident and end as it had begun. — Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. (Harvill/Panther 1999:; Limited centenary ed edition 1999) Originally published 1994.

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Yukio Mishima

Dreams, memories, the sacred—they are all alike in that they are beyond our grasp. Once we are even marginally separated from what we can touch, the object is sanctified; it acquires the beauty of the unattainable, the quality of the miraculous. Everything, really, has this quality of sacredness, but we can desecrate it at a… Continue reading Yukio Mishima

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