Quote for Today: Haruki Murakami


I mean, all I do here is do the work that my bosses tell me to do the way they tell me to do it. I don’t have to think at all. It’s like I just put my brain in a locker before I start work and pick it up on the way home. I spend seven hours a day at a workbench, planting hairs into wig bases, then I eat dinner in the cafeteria, take a bath, and of course I have to sleep, like everybody else, so out of a twenty-four-hour day, the amount of free time I have is like nothing. And because I’m so tired from work, the ‘free time’ I have I mostly spend lying around in a fog. I don’t have any time to sit and think about anything. Of course, I don’t have to work on the weekends, but then I have to do the laundry and cleaning I’ve let go, and sometimes I go into town, and before I know it the weekend is over. I once made up my mind to keep a diary, but I had nothing to write, so I quit after a week. I mean, I just do the same thing over and over again, day in, day out.

Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

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2 thoughts on “Quote for Today: Haruki Murakami

    • katmcdaniel Post authorReply

      Mine too! I love magic realism in general, but the way he weaves it with reality is unique. Do you have a favorite? Mine would probably be Kafka on the Shore or Dance, Dance, Dance, but I have loved any and all of his novels that I have picked up.

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