Laura Valerie

The inspirations of a 24-year-old Australian romantic. I write at One April Morning.
Jul 20
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.
— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via millionen)
If you want to talk about something new, you have to make up a new kind of language.
Haruki Murakami (via hazelhirao)

(Source: hedonistpoet)

Once you pass a certain age, life is just a continuous process of losing one thing after another.
— Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 (via bookpillows)


Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.

- Haruki Murakami

Here she is, all mine, trying her best to give me all she can. How could I ever hurt her? But I didn’t understand then. That I could hurt somebody so badly, she would never recover. That a person can, just by living, damage another human being beyond repair.
— Haruki Murakami (via hazelredsong)
That night I lost you, I lost something inside me. Or perhaps several things.
— Haruki Murakami (via kristelinmyanmar)
When I first met you I felt a kind of contradiction in you. You’re seeking something, but at the same time you’re running away for all you’re worth.
Haruki MurakamiKafka on the Shore (via millionen)
Lots of different ways to live and lots of different ways to die. But in the end that doesn’t make a bit of difference. All that remains is a desert.
Haruki MurakamiSouth of the Border, West of the Sun (via sharonriddickgroppiphotography)
The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school.
— ― Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (via kyotodoll)
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
— Haruki Murakami (via blackestdespondency)

(via blackestdespondency)

What was lost was lost. There was no retrieving it, however you schemed, no returning to how things were, no going back.
Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami (via jubilee-tea)
Sometimes I feel like a caretaker of a museum—a huge, empty museum where no one ever comes, and I’m watching over it for no one but myself.
— from Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (via jamescurryiv)
Even so, there were times I saw freshness and beauty. I could smell the air, and I really loved rock ‘n’ roll. Tears were warm, and girls were beautiful, like dreams. I liked movie theaters, the darkness and intimacy, and I liked the deep, sad summer nights.
Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance (via sarcolinedream)
No matter what they wish for, no matter how far they go, people can never be anything but themselves. That’s all.
— Haruki Murakami (via koreyan)
By becoming a different me, I could free myself of everything. I seriously believed I could escape myself – as long as I made the effort. But I always hit a dead end. No matter where I go, I still end up me. What’s missing never changes. The scenery may change, but I’m still the same old incomplete person. The same missing elements torture me with a hunger that I can never satisfy. I think that lack itself is as close as I’ll come to defining myself.
— Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun  (via wordsnquotes)

(via wordsnquotes)