BOOK: COLORLESS TZUKURU TAZAKI BY HARUKI MURAKAMI

It’s a story of a young man hunted by his great loss when he was in his teenage years when his four and only group of friends abandoned him all of a sudden. Now, boarding on his 40s, he struggles on staying in a relationship as he carries a hallowed heart all because of this abandonment.

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  • We’re going to win. The only question is how and by how much?
  • in the real world, we can’t always win. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.
  • Like protecting a lit match, keeping it from blowing out in the wind.
  • He couldn’t strike a good balance between himself and the world around him.
  • ”I feel more often how dull and insignificant I am for other people. And for myself.”
  • You can hide memories. but you can’t erase the history that produced them.
  • There are certain thoughts that, no matter what, you have to keep inside.
  • Jealousy was the most hopeless prison in the world.
  • I THINK IT’S AN AMAZING ACHIEVEMENT TO FINS EVEN ONE SPECIFIC THING THAT YOU’RE INTERESTED IN.
  • Ideas are like beards. Men don’t have them until they grow up.
  • People whose freedom is taken away always end up hating somebody.
  • Everything has boundaries. You shouldn’t fear boundaries, but you should also should not be afraid of destroying them.
  • No matter how quiet and conformist a person’s life seems, there’s always a time in the past when they reached an impasse. A time they went a little crazy.
  • The world isn’t so easily turned upside down. It’s people who are turned upside down.
  • If talent’s the foundation you rely on, and yet it’s so unreliable that you have no idea on what’s going to happen to it next time, what meaning does it have?
  • Once you make the leap, there’s no need to prove it anymore. There’s no middle ground. You either take the leap or you don’t.
  • You need to live it to the fullest. No matter how shallow and dull things may get, this life is worth living.
  • ”I might have been afraid that if I really loved someone and needed her, one day she might suddenly disappear without a word, and I’d be left alone”.
  • At any rate, the urge was unstoppable, and ike a huge wave crashing over him, this urge engulfed him without warning.
  • ”I basically have nothing to offer to others. I don’t even have anything to offer myself.
  • It was sad to see what used to be so fundamental to our lives fade away, and disappear.
  • Once you get a good reputation, momentum will carry you.
  • Talent is like a container. You can work as hard as you want, but the size will never change.
  • She no longer had that burning something she used to have. That what had been remarkable about her had vanished.
  • It’s like youre standing on the deck of a ship at see at night, and suddenly you’re thrown overboard, alone, into the ocean.
  • As we go through life we gradually discover who we are, but the more we discover, the more we lose ourselves.
  • It’s when you can’t feel the pain anymore that you’re in real trouble.
  • Our duty is to do our best to keep on living. Even if our lives are not perfect.
  • Does anybody know who they really are?
  • if something is important enough, a little mistake isn’t going to ruin it all, or make it vanish.

    BUT SUCH BLISS COULDN’T LAST FOREVER. AT SOME POINT, PARADISE WOULD BE LOST. THEY WOULD EACH MATURE AT DIFFERENT RATES, TAKE DIFFERENT PATHS IN LIFE. AS TIME PASSED, AN UNAVOIDABLE SENSE OF UNEASE WOULD DEVELOP AMONG THEM, A SUBTLE FAULT LINE, NO DOUBT TURNING INTO SOMETHING LESS THAN SUBTLE.

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