Friday, January 11, 2013
"I straightened up and looked out of the window at the dark clouds hanging over the North Sea, thinking of all I had lost in the course of my life: times gone for ever, friends who had died or disappeared, feelings I would never know again."
"Memory is a funny thing. When I was in the scene I hardly paid it any attention. I never stopped to think of it as something that would make a lasting impression, certainly never imagined that 18 years later I would recall it in such detail. I didn't give a damn about the scenery that day. I was thinking about myself. I was thinking about the beautiful girl walking next to me. I was thinking about the two of us together, and then about myself again. I was at that age, that time of life when every sight, every feeling, every thought came back, like a boomerang, to me. And worse, I was in love. Love with complications. Scenery was the last thing on my mind."
"I have to write things down to feel I fully comprehend them."
"I knew that if that first line would come, the rest would pour itself onto the page, but I could never make it happen."
"'I can never say what I want to say,' continued Naoko. 'It's been like this for a while now. I try to say something, but all I get are the wrong words - the wrong words or the exact opposite words from what I mean. I try to correct myself, and that only makes it worse. I lose track of what I was trying to say to begin with. It's like I'm split in two and playing tag with myself. One half is chasing the other half around this big, fat post. The other me has the right words, but this me can't catch her.'"
"Death exists, not as the opposite but as a part of life."
"If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking."
"Don't you think it would be wonderful to get rid of everything and everybody and just go somewhere where you don't know a sould? Sometimes I feel like doing that. I really, really want to do it sometimes."
"But love is like that. When you fall in love, the natural thing to do is give yourself to it. That's what I think. It's just a form of sincerity."
"All of us (by which I mean all of us, both normal and not-so-normal) are imperfect human beings living in an imperfect world. We don't live with the mechanical precision of a bank account or by measuring all our lines and angles with rulers and protractors. Am I right?"
"By living our lives, we nurture death. True as this might be, it was only one of the truths we had to learn. What I learned from Naoko's death was this: no truth can cure the sadness we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness, can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see that sadness through to the end and learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sadness that comes to us without warning."
Alle sitater er hentet fra Norwegian Wood av Haruki Murakami.
Skal begynne å dele de sitatene jeg liker fra bøkene jeg leser, mest for min egen del, men håper dere også synes det er litt fint. Jeg synes det er en fin måte å se tilbake på en bok på. Og; “Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we're quoting.” - John Green
Det jeg egentlig tenker nå: “Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we're quoting.” sa John Green