I’m finally done with Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84. It took me…I lost count already…probably two years to finish this novel.
Before I squeeze in some time amidst this busy period of reservists and festive period to get started on his new novel – Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, let me reflect on some memorable quotes from 1Q84.
“He does not exist here, with me. But flesh that does not exist will never die, and promises unmade are never broken.”
“At some point, the future becomes reality. And then it quickly becomes the past.”
“It’s like measles – you can’t show other people exactly where the passion comes from. It’s curiosity in the purest sense. An inexplicable inspiration.”
“Wakeful nights often give people useless thoughts. “
“Money, ultimately, is just a symbol of something else.”
“When you pass a certain age, life becomes nothing more than a process of continual loss.”
And finally this:
Writers have to keep on writing if they want to mature, like caterpillars endlessly chewing on leaves.