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Haruki Murakami Quotes and Sayings

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It is hard to be an individual in Japan.
- Haruki Murakami

You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age.
When nothing is sure.
I have sympathy with you.
- Haruki Murakami

There's no such thing as perfect writing,
just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
- Haruki Murakami

I lost some of my friends because I got so famous,
people who just assumed that I would be different now.
I felt like everyone hated me.
That is the most unhappy time of my life.
- Haruki Murakami

 

Most young people were getting jobs in big companies,
becoming company men.
I wanted to be individual.
- Haruki Murakami

Everything passes.
Nobody gets anything for keeps.
And that's how we've got to live.
- Haruki Murakami

I am 55 years old now.
It takes three years to write one book.
I don't know how many books I will be able to write before I die.
It is like a countdown.
So with each book I am praying - please let me live until I am finished.
- Haruki Murakami

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In Japan they prefer the realistic style.
They like answers and conclusions, but my stories have none.
I want to leave them wide open to every possibility.
I think my readers understand that openness.
- Haruki Murakami

When I write about a 15-year old, I jump,
I return to the days when I was that age.
It's like a time machine.
I can remember everything.
I can feel the wind.
I can smell the air.
Very actually.
Very vividly.
- Haruki Murakami

I didn't want to be a writer, but I became one.
And now I have many readers, in many countries.
I think that's a miracle.
So I think I have to be humble regarding this ability.
I'm proud of it and I enjoy it, and it is strange to say it this way,
but I respect it.
- Haruki Murakami

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Hard work pays off.
- Anonymous

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
- Philo

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,
easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
- Proverb

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work,
and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

In the world there is nothing more
submissive and weak than water.
Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong,
nothing can surpass it.
- Lao Tzu

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden PHOTO

When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
- Khalil Gibran

There is no substitute for hard work.
- Thomas Edison

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
- Horace

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

It is awfully hard to be brave, when you're only a Very Small Animal.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
- Sydney Harris

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

Surround yourself with people who
take their work seriously,
but not themselves,
those who work hard and play hard.
- Colin Powell

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A best friend is like a four leaf clover,
hard to find and lucky to have.
- Anonymous

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

It is hard enough to remember my opinions,
without also remembering my reasons for them!
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

I know how hard it is in these times to have faith.
But maybe if you could have the faith to start with,
maybe the times would change.
You could change them. Think about it. Try.
And try not to hurt each other.
- the movie Oh, God!

It's so easy to fall in love
but hard to find someone who will catch you.
- Anonymous

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business
in which no cumulative wisdom is gained:
each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
- Bill Cosby

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed,
but nature does not depend on us.
We are not the only experiment.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens
to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.
- Doug Larson

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings,
so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
- Socrates

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual,
it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival
of the fittest in every department.
- Andrew Carnegie

I'm a fun father, but not a good father.
The hard decisions always went to my wife.
- John Lithgow

They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay.
They were filthy, and they were lousy,
and they stunk.
And I loved them.
- Douglas MacArthur

It's hard to believe, hard to be a believer,
when you see the way the things are in the world.
But I am a believer!
- Bono

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately
degenerate into hard work.
- Peter Drucker

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals.
I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
- Mia Hamm

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wanted to be with the kind of people I'd grown up with,
but you can't go back to them and be one of them again,
no matter how hard you try.
- Ethel Waters

Work is hard.
Distractions are plentiful.
And time is short.
- Adam Hochschild

If you think it's hard to meet new people,
try picking up the wrong golf ball.
- Jack Lemmon

My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone.
- George Foreman

Formula for success: rise early, work hard,
strike oil.
- J. Paul Getty

Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building.
- John Osborne

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve
the world and a desire to enjoy the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day.
- E. B. White

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere.
Make sure you eat a variety of foods,
get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Sasha Cohen

Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches
as to conceive how others can be in want.
- Jonathan Swift

I've made all my money on my own without my family and I work very hard.
- Paris Hilton


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