15 Quotes by Murakami about Love, Happiness, and Life


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The world is like the children sitting in the class wrapped up in their little bubble and Murakami is the teacher standing on the desk yelling at them that there’s another perspective, just like Mr. Keating from Dead Poet Society. Haruki Murakami’s work is a perfect blend of comedy and tragedy imitating our failures. From phantom sheep and spirits meeting up in a netherworld to little people who emerge from a painting, his words paint the very line separating life and fiction. His work digs into the soul of the readers with his contemplating words and ironic metaphors. Every Murakami’s words are quotable and if you are someone new to him or his craft then here is a good start for you. Here are some of the most profound quotes by Murakami that will arouse your soul and change your perspective of life.

Murakami quotes about Life

1. “When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” 

2. “Life is not like water. Things in life don’t necessarily flow over the shortest possible route.”


3. “I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine what comes floating to the surface every once in a while.” 

4. “I dream. Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do.”


5. “A certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect.”

Murakami quotes about Happiness:

1. “It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.”

2. “There’s only one kind of happiness, but misfortune comes in all shapes and sizes.”


3. “No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.”

4. “It doesn’t matter how old I get, but as long as I continue to live I’ll always discover something new about myself.”

Murakami quotes about Love:

1. “I was always hungry for love. Just one, I wanted to know what it was like to get my fill of it – to be fed so much love I couldn’t take any more. Just once.”

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


3. “Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time.”

4. “People fall in love without reason, without even wanting to. You can’t predict it. That’s love.”


5. “If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.” 

6. “I want you always to remember me. Will you remember that I existed and that I stood next to you here like this?”

When we usually read Murakami’s fictional web, we lose track of time, space, or every other thing that connects us to this physical world. It’s like visiting The Starry nightand roaming in it while the characters play their parts. And even in this deepest imaginary sense, we somehow stand holding a string of our morality on reflecting water while the other end is tied to the real world. We hope you get a quick glim at these amazing stories through the quotes by Murakami and open up yourself to countless possibilities.

Anubhav Jagadhane

ALSO READ: 15 Buddha Quotes on Inner Peace to rejuvenate you with Positivity

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