My fave lines from Kafka On the Shore by Haruki Murakami

It’s been a week of no internet (hello, PLDT, are you there? LOL) in our house and because of that I was not able to post anything here. However, one positive thing that happened was I finished reading Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami. I wanna share to you some of my favourite lines in the book. I just forgot to note who said the specific line/s.


“Each person feels the pain in his own way, each has his own scars.”

“People are drawn deeper into tragedy not by their defects but their virtues.”

“We accept irony through a device called metaphor. And through that we grow and become

deeper human beings.”

“Love can rebuild the world they say, so everything’s possible when it comes to love.”

“And as long as there’s such a thing as time, everybody’s damaged in the end, changed into something else. It always happens, sooner or later…”

“…but even if that happens, you’ve got to have a place you can retrace your steps to…a place that’s worth coming back to.”

“Listen, every object’s influx. The earth, time, concepts, love, life, faith, justice, evil – they are all fluid and in transition. They don’t stay in one form or in one place forever. The whole universe is like some big FedEx box.”

“I’m scared. As I told you, I’m completely empty. Do you know what it means to be completely empty?”

“Taking crazy things seriously is – a serious waste of time.”

“Pointless thinking is worse than no thinking at all.”

“The longer people live, the more they learn to distinguish what’s important from what’s not.”

“Whether you’re talking with people, or things, or whatever, it’s always better to discuss things.”

“Chance is a scary thing, isn’t it?” Hoshino said. “It certainly is”, Nakata agreed.

“Let a bright light shine in and melt the coldness in your heart. That’s what being tough is all about.”

“Memories warm you up from the inside. But also tear you apart.”

“The choice is entirely up to you. Nobody’s going to force you to do one or the other. But once you’re in, it isn’t easy to turn back.”

“When you surf you learn not to fight the power of nature, even if it gets violent.”

“The world is a metaphor, Kafka Tamura.”