❝ 'They stripped me to the bone. And then they kicked me out. A real education, let me tell you. Made me grow up real fast.'
‘Everybody has to grow up.’
‘You’re right there. I used to think the years would go by in order, that you get older one year at a time. But it’s not like that. It happened overnight.’ ❞
—   Dance Dance Dance, Haruki Murakami (via misfortunates)   —


"After Dark" by Harriet Lee-Merrion


Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase

❝ I, too, remember the feeling. You are caught between all that was and all that must be. ❞
—   Haruki Murakami, Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of The World (via likeafieldmouse)   —
❝ Body cells replace themselves every month. Even at this very moment. Most everything you think you know about me is nothing more than memories. ❞
—   Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase (via blurrymelancholy)   —
❝ Look at the rain long enough, with no thoughts in your head, and you gradually feel your body falling loose, shaking free of the world of reality. Rain has the power to hypnotize. ❞
—   Haruki Murakami (via parlouz)   —