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Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Without a doubt, this woman has been enveloped by a form of madness, thought Aomame. Without a doubt, this woman has been enveloped by a form of madness, thought Aomame. But she herself is not mad or psychologically ill. No, her mind is rock steady, unshakably cool. That fact is backed up by positive proof. Rather than madness, it's something that resembles madness. A correct prejudice, perhaps. What she wants now is for me to share her madness or prejudice or whatever it is. With the same coolheadedness that she has. She believes that I am qualified to do that. — Haruki Murakami
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Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Twenty years was a long time. But Tengo knew that if he were to meet Twenty years was a long time. But Tengo knew that if he were to meet Aomame in another twenty years, he would feel the same way he did now. Even if they were both over fifty, he would still feel the same mix of excitement and confusion in her presence. His heart would be filled with the same joy and certainty. — Haruki Murakami
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Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: I'm all alone, but I'm not lonely. I'm all alone, but I'm not lonely. — Haruki Murakami
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Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: So you're thinking you'd rather not hand me a pistol?''They're dangerous. And illegal. And Chekov So you're thinking you'd rather not hand me a pistol?'
'They're dangerous. And illegal. And Chekov is qa writer you can trust.'
'But this is not a story. We're talking about the real word.'
Tamaru narrowed his eyes and looked hard at Aomame. Then, slowly opening his mouth, he said 'Who knows? — Haruki Murakami
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Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Aomame closed her eyes and, in a split second, reviewed the long span of years Aomame closed her eyes and, in a split second, reviewed the long span of years as if standing on the edge of a sheer cliff, surveying an ocean channel below. She could smell the sea. She could hear the deep sighing of the wind. — Haruki Murakami
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Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: You can't go anywhere if you just resign yourself to being attacked. A state of You can't go anywhere if you just resign yourself to being attacked. A state of chronic powerlessness eats away at a person. — Haruki Murakami
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Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Everything ended in silence. The beasts and spirits heaved a deep breath, broke up their Everything ended in silence. The beasts and spirits heaved a deep breath, broke up their encirclement, and returned to the depths of a forest that had lost its heart. — Haruki Murakami
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Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: It was a cruel world though. More than half of all children died before they It was a cruel world though. More than half of all children died before they could reach maturity, thanks to chronic epidemics and malnutrition. People dropped like flies from polio and tuberculosis and smallpox and measles. There probably weren't many people who lived past forty. Women bore so many children, they became toothless old hags by the time they were in their thirties. People often had to resort to violence to survive. Tiny children were forced to do such heavy labor that their bones became deformed, and little girls were forced to become prostitutes on a daily basis. Little boys too, I suspect. Most people led minimal lives in worlds that had nothing to do with richness of perception or spirit. City streets were full of cripples and beggars and criminals. Only a small fraction of the population could gaze at the moon with deep feeling or enjoy a Shakespeare play or listen to the beautiful music of Dowland. — Haruki Murakami
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Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Aomame knew that he worked for a corporation connected with oil. He was a specialist Aomame knew that he worked for a corporation connected with oil. He was a specialist on capital investment in a number of Middle Eastern countries. According to the information she had been given, he was one of the more capable men in the field. She could see it in the way he carried himself. He came from a good family, earned a sizable income, and drove a new Jaguar. After a pampered childhood, he had gone to study abroad, spoke good English and French, and exuded self-confidence. He was the type who could not bear to be told what to do, or to be criticized, especially if the criticism came from a woman. He had no difficulty bossing others around, though, and cracking a few of his wife's ribs with a golf club was no problem at all. As far as he was concerned, the world revolved around him, and without him the earth didn't move at all. He could become furious - violently angry - if anyone interfered with what he was doing or contradicted him in any way. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: It was Aomame's firm belief that the human body was a temple, to be kept It was Aomame's firm belief that the human body was a temple, to be kept as strong and beautiful and clean as possible, whatever one might enshrine there. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Aomame imagined the carefree winds sweeping across the plains of Bohemia and thought about the Aomame imagined the carefree winds sweeping across the plains of Bohemia and thought about the vicissitudes of history. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Blurring the line between possible and impossible, linear and non-linear time, fiction and reality, fate Blurring the line between possible and impossible, linear and non-linear time, fiction and reality, fate and free will, 1Q84 is both a metaphysical mind-teaser and a fast-paced thriller where the stakes for Tengo and Aomame couldn't be any higher. Murakami's most ambitious novel to date, 1Q84 is also an extraordinary love story, a story about the power of a single moment of deep connection to transcend time and space - and justify even the greatest of risks. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Is she still eating her spinach?" Aomame asked. "As much as ever. And with the Is she still eating her spinach?" Aomame asked. "As much as ever. And with the price of spinach as high as it's been, that's no small expense!" "I've never seen a German shepherd that liked spinach before." "She doesn't know she's a dog." "What does she think she is?" "Well, she seems to think she's a special being that transcends classification." "Superdog?" "Maybe so." "Which is why she likes spinach?" "No, that's another matter. She just likes spinach. Has since she was a pup. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: The surviving human beings there could do nothing but wait for the end to come. The surviving human beings there could do nothing but wait for the end to come. They chose different ways to live out their final days. That was the plot.** It was a dark movie offering no hope of salvation. (Though, watching it, Aomame reconfirmed her belief that everyone, deep in their hearts, is waiting for the end of the world to come.)
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On the Beach, the 1959 movie, director: Stanley Kramer, writer: John Paxton, starring: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire & Anthony Perkins. On the Beach, the 1957 novel, writer: Nevil Shute. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: One time, as the cold wind blew and she kept watch over the playground, Aomame One time, as the cold wind blew and she kept watch over the playground, Aomame realized she believed in God. It was a sudden discovery, like finding, with the soles of your feet, solid ground beneath the mud. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Aren't you afraid, though?" Ayumi asked Aomame."Afraid of what?""Don't you see? You and he might Aren't you afraid, though?" Ayumi asked Aomame.
"Afraid of what?"
"Don't you see? You and he might never cross paths again. Of course, a chance meeting could occur, and I hope it happens. I really do, for your sake. But realistically speaking, you have to see there's a huge possibility you'll never be able to meet him again. And even if you do meet, he might already be married to somebody else. He might have two kids. Isn't that so? And in that case, you may have to live the rest of your life alone, never being joined with the one person you love in all the world. Don't you find that scary?
Aomame stared at the red wine in her glass. "Maybe I do," she said. "But at least I have someone I love. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Aomame gave him a perfunctory smile. I don't give a shit about your business, mister, Aomame gave him a perfunctory smile. I don't give a shit about your business, mister, she thought, I just happen to like the shape of your head. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Someone once said that nothing costs more and yields less benefit than revenge," Aomame said."Winston Someone once said that nothing costs more and yields less benefit than revenge," Aomame said.
"Winston Churchill. As I recall it, though, he was making excuses for the British Empire's budget deficits. It has no moral significance. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: The music gave her an odd, wrenching kind of feeling. There was no pain or The music gave her an odd, wrenching kind of feeling. There was no pain or unpleasantness involved, just a sensation that all the elements of her body were being physically wrung out. Aomame had no idea what was going on. Could Sinfonietta actually be giving me this weird feeling? — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: She curled up and pressed her cheek against his chest. Her ear was right above She curled up and pressed her cheek against his chest. Her ear was right above his heart. She was listening to his thoughts. "I need to know this," Aomame said. "That we're in the same world, seeing the same things. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: But this isn't their God, she decided. It's my God. This is a God I But this isn't their God, she decided. It's my God. This is a God I have found through sacrificing my own life, through my flesh being cut, my skin ripped off, my blood sucked away, my nails torn, all my time and hopes and memories being stolen from me. This is not a God with a form. No white clothes, no long beard. This god has no doctrine, no scripture, no precepts. No reward, no punishment. This God doesn't give, and doesn't take away. There is no heaven up in the sky, no hell down below. When it's hot, and when it's cold, God is simply there. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Aomame had mastered at least ten separate techniques for kicking men in the balls. Aomame had mastered at least ten separate techniques for kicking men in the balls. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Aomame established several classes in her best area, women's self-defense techniques. She made a large Aomame established several classes in her best area, women's self-defense techniques. She made a large canvas dummy in the shape of a man, sewed a black work glove in the groin area to serve as testicles, and gave female club members thorough training in how to kick in that spot. In the interest of realism, she stuffed two squash balls into the glove. The women were to kick this target swiftly, mercilessly, and repeatedly. Many of them took special pleasure in this training, and their skill improved markedly, but other members (mostly men, of course) viewed the spectacle with a frown and complained to the club's management that she was going overboard.

As a result, Aomame was called in and instructed to rein in the ball-kicking practice — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Aomame thought about the jiyugaoka apartment she had just vacated. It was in an old Aomame thought about the jiyugaoka apartment she had just vacated. It was in an old building, not terribly clean, with the occasional cockroach, and the walls were thin - not exactly the kind of place to which one because attached. Now, though, she missed it. In this brand-new, spotless condo, she felt like an anonymous person, stripped of memory and individuality. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Tengo had no idea, of course, what Aomame had offered to the mood that time, Tengo had no idea, of course, what Aomame had offered to the mood that time, but he could well imagine what the moon had given her: pure solitude and tranquility. That was the best thing the moon could give a person. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: She would go to bed at ten, read a few pages in her book, and She would go to bed at ten, read a few pages in her book, and fall asleep. Aomame had never had trouble falling asleep. As she read, she would get sleepy. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: And each time he finished a sentence, there was a tiny but meaningful lump of And each time he finished a sentence, there was a tiny but meaningful lump of silence left behind. This lump floated there, enclosed in the car's restricted space like an imaginary miniature cloud, giving Aomame a strangely unsettled feeling. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: So I show you, and then what happens?" he asked worriedly. "What happens after you So I show you, and then what happens?" he asked worriedly. "What happens after you show it to me?" Aomame asked, catching her breath and producing a major uncontrolled frown. "We have sex, obviously. What else? I mean, we go to your room, you show me your cock, and I say, 'Thank you very much for showing me such a nice one. Good night,' and I go home? You must have a screw loose somewhere. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: The number of people who could deliver a kick to the balls with Aomame's mastery The number of people who could deliver a kick to the balls with Aomame's mastery must have been few indeed. She had studied kick patterns with great diligence and never missed her daily practice. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Looking at her nails, Aomame had a strong sense of what a fragile, fleeting thing Looking at her nails, Aomame had a strong sense of what a fragile, fleeting thing her own existance was. Something as simple as the shape of her fingernails: it had been decided without her. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: The third dream was hard to put into words. It was a rambling, incoherent dream The third dream was hard to put into words. It was a rambling, incoherent dream without any setting. All that was there was a feeling of being in motion. Aomame was ceaselessly moving through time and space It didn't matter when or where this was All that mattered was this movement. Everything was fluid, and a specific meaning was born of that fluidity. But as she gave herself up to it, she found her body growing transparent. She could see through her hands to the other side. Her bones, organs, and womb became visible. At this rate she might very well no longer exist. After she could no longer see herself, Aomame wondered what could possibly come then. She had no answer. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: All he wanted from the girl was for her to hold his hand again if All he wanted from the girl was for her to hold his hand again if possible. He wanted her to squeeze his hand again someplace where the two of them could be alone. And he wanted her to tell him something - anything - about herself, to whisper some secret about what it meant to be Aomame, what it meant to be a ten-year-old girl. He would try hard to understand it, and that would be the beginning of something, though even now, Tengo still had no idea what that "something" might be. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Head-on. With unwavering conviction and ruthlessness. Aomame Head-on. With unwavering conviction and ruthlessness. AomameHaruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: The dowager said, "I was tremendously struck by what you said at the gym the The dowager said, "I was tremendously struck by what you said at the gym the other day. About powerlessness. About how powerlessness inflicts such damage on people. Do you remember?" Aomame nodded. "I do." "Do you mind if I ask you a question? It will be a very direct question. To save time." "Ask whatever you like," Aomame said. "Are you a feminist, or a lesbian?" Aomame blushed slightly and shook her head. "I don't think so. My thoughts on such matters are strictly my own. I'm not a doctrinaire feminist, and I'm not a lesbian. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: The moon had been observing the earth close-up longer than anyone. It must have witnessed The moon had been observing the earth close-up longer than anyone. It must have witnessed all of the phenomena occurring - and all of the acts carried out - on this earth. But the moon remained silent; it told no stories. All it did was embrace the heavy past with a cool, measured detachment. On the moon there was neither air nor wind. Its vacuum was perfect for preserving memories unscathed. No one could unlock the heart of the moon. Aomame raised her glass to the moon and asked, "Have you gone to bed with someone in your arms lately?"
The moon did not answer.
"Do you have any friends?" she asked.
The moon did not answer.
"Don't you get tired of always playing it cool?"
The moon did not answer. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Like dark, soft water, sadness took over Aomame's heart, soundlessly, and with no warning. Like dark, soft water, sadness took over Aomame's heart, soundlessly, and with no warning. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: I can't imagine finding anybody to take your place.""You might not find a person that I can't imagine finding anybody to take your place."
"You might not find a person that easily, but you could probably find a way without too much trouble," Aomama noted.
The dowager looked at Aomame calmly, her lips forming a satisfied smile. "That may be true," she said, "but I almost surely could never find anthing to take the place of what we are sharing here and now. You are you and only you. I'm very grateful for that. More grateful than I can say. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Look Mister, I don't care what you think, you are bald. If the census had Look Mister, I don't care what you think, you are bald. If the census had a "bald" category, You'd be in it, no problem. If you go to heaven, you're going to bald heaven. If you go to hell, you're going to bald hell. Have you got that straight? Then stop looking away from the truth. Let's go now. I'm taking you straight to bald heaven, nonstop. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: But still," Ayumi said, "it seems to me that this world has a serious shortage But still," Ayumi said, "it seems to me that this world has a serious shortage of both logic and kindness."
"You may be right," Aomame said, "But it's too late to trade it in for another one. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: All's well that ends well.''Assuming there's an end somewhere,' Aomame said.Tamaru formed some short creases All's well that ends well.'
'Assuming there's an end somewhere,' Aomame said.
Tamaru formed some short creases near his mouth that were faintly reminiscent of a smile. 'There has to be an end somewhere. It's just that nothing's labeled "This is the end." Is the top rung of a ladder labeled "This is the last rung. Please don't step higher than this'?"
Aomame shook her head.
'It's the same thing,' Tamaru said.
Aomame said, 'If you use common sense and keep your eyes open, it becomes clear enough where the end is.'
Tamaru nodded. 'And even if it doesn't'
he made a falling gesture with his finger
'the end is right there. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: I don't want to do that," Aomame said. "What I want is for the two I don't want to do that," Aomame said. "What I want is for the two of us to meet somewhere by chance one day, like, passing on the street, or getting on the same bus." "Destiny. A chance encounter." "More or less," Aomame said, taking a sip of wine. "That's when I'll open up — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: I'm an average person. Is just that I like reading. I'm an average person. Is just that I like reading. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Generally speaking, there was no other way for a woman to take down a bigger, Generally speaking, there was no other way for a woman to take down a bigger, stronger man one-on-one. This was Aomame's unshakable belief. That part of the body was the weakest point attached to - or, rather, hanging from - the creature known as man, and most of the time, it was not effectively defended. Not to take advantage of that fact was out of the question. As a woman, Aomame had no concrete idea how much it hurt to suffer a hard kick in the balls, though judging from the reactions and facial expressions of men she had kicked, she could at least imagine it. Not even the strongest or toughest man, it seemed, could bear the pain and the major loss of self-respect that accompanied it. — Haruki Murakami
Aomame Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Aomame tried her best to keep her mind clear of any thoughts, but it was Aomame tried her best to keep her mind clear of any thoughts, but it was impossible not to think of anything. Nature abhors a vacuum. — Haruki Murakami