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Kazuo Ishiguro Quotes and Sayings

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I do feel part of that generation of people who were
rather idealistic in the '70s and became disillusioned in the '80s.
Not just about social services issues,
but the world.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

If you look at my last songs and first short stories,
there is a real connection between them.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

My friends and I took songwriting very,
very seriously.
My hero was and still is Bob Dylan, but also people
like Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell and that whole generation.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

I'm very fortunate in that I don't have money problems.
I have lunch with my wife at home.
I don't have to commute, so I have much more time with my family.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

 

When you become a parent, or a teacher,
you turn into a manager of this whole system.
You become the person controlling the bubble of innocence around a child,
regulating it.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

The world is crawling with authors touring now.
They're like performance artists.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

I was a little concerned that a lot of people thought
I wrote Merchant Ivory movies.
I also thought if I was ever going to write something strange and difficult,
that was the time.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

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Now when I look back to the Guildford of that time,
it seems far more exotic to me than Nagasaki.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

Our family arrived in England in 1960.
At that time I thought the war was ancient history.
But if I think of 15 years ago from now,
that's 1990, and that seems like yesterday to me.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

All children have to be deceived if they are to grow up without trauma.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

As a writer, I'm more interested in what people tell
themselves happened rather than what actually happened.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

There was another life that I might have had,
but I am having this one.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

I think I had actually served my apprenticeship as
a writer of fiction by writing all those songs.
I had already been through phases of autobiographical or experimental stuff.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

People were incredibly kind to our family and went
out of their way to help.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

Memory is quite central for me.
Part of it is that I like the actual texture of writing through memory.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

There's a practical problem about time and energy,
and a more subtle problem of what it does to a writer's head,
to continually analyze why they write,
where it all comes from, where it's going to.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

I felt slightly superior to student politics,
for instance.
I had no reason to think this, but I thought of myself
as slightly more seasoned.
I became quite cynical talking to my student friends.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

There are things I am more interested in than the clone thing.
How are they trying to find their place in the world
and make sense of their lives? To what extent can they
transcend their fate? As time starts to run out,
what are the things that really matter?
- Kazuo Ishiguro

People aren't quite sure what it means when a book
is a Booker Prize winner.
They're not quite sure what is being recommended,
what literary values it stands for, because every year
it stands for something different.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

The book was at a reasonably high position on the New York Times...
before I was in the country.
I thought it would be an interesting experiment to
see if my presence here would push it up or down.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

I couldn't speak Japanese very well,
passport regulations were changing,
I felt British, and my future was in Britain.
And it would also make me eligible for literary awards.
But I still think I'm regarded as one of their own in Japan.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

Screenplays I didn't really care about,
journalism, travel books, getting my writer friends
to write about their dreams or something.
I just determined to write the books I had to write.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

I had been plunged into a different world.
I found myself spending half my time answering weird
questions on book tours in the Midwest.
People would stand up and explain to me the situation
in their office and ask me whether they should resign or not.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

What is difficult is the promotion, balancing the public
side of a writer's life with the writing.
I think that's something a lot of writers are having to face.
Writers have become much more public now.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

When I got to 40 or so...
I had the sense when I looked back over my life I would
actually see a mess of decisions,
a few of which I had thought about, some of which I had sort of stumbled on,
and many that I had no control over whatsoever.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

I am a Passionate Observer of Life.
I See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino PHOTO

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy PHOTO

Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

Feel the fear and do it anyway.
- Susan Jeffers

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

When you feel the need to hurry,
remember that everything in life is a CHOICE.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

The more you know the less you feel.
- Bono

Do what you feel in your heart to be right.
You'll be criticized anyway.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If we don't feel appreciated, we don't feel loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you ask a stupid question, you may feel stupid;
if you don't ask a stupid question, you remain stupid.
- Tony Rothman

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

Know the power of perspective.
Be a passionate observer of life.
See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

Smell the smells, feel the fear,
and smile at the incoherent way
life runs us in circles
while inscribing the real lessons
in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger
we have already ceased striving for the truth,
and have begun striving for ourselves.
- The Buddha

Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.
- Benjamin Spock

Love is saying "I feel differently,"
instead of "You're wrong."
- Anonymous

To love what you do and feel that it matters,
how on earth could anything be more fun.
- Katherine Graham

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing,
while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"How do you spell 'love'?" asked Piglet.
"You don't spell it...you feel it." answered Pooh.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I choose to feel supremely happy at this very moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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