Citati iz knjige „South of the Border, West of the Sun“ autora Haruki Murakami

I was no longer alone, yet at the same time I felt a deep loneliness I’d never known before
No matter what happened, she’d manage a smile
She was probably too cool, too self-possessed. Some of our classmates must have thought her cold and haughty. But I detected something else—something warm and fragile just below the surface. Something very much like a child playing hide-and-seek, hidden deep within her, yet hoping to be found.
Just like with people, with bars there’s a time to leave them alone and a time for change.
I was too self-centered to cry for other people, too old to cry for myself.
But since Shimamoto had stopped coming to see me, I was stuck on the airless surface of the moon.
“Hajime, you can’t tell anything from photographs. They’re just a shadow. The real me is far away. That won’t show up in a picture.”
Promises—even vague ones like that—linger in your mind
I should have learned many things from that experience, but when I look back on it, all I gained was one single, undeniable fact. That ultimately I am a person who can do evil.
A simple change of scenery can bring about powerful shifts in the flow of time and emotions:
struck me as exaggerated, artificial, even incomprehensible.
she wanted at all costs to conceal.
she refrained from mentioning it.
I had an inferiority complex about it, as if there was something different about me, that what other people all had and took for granted I lacked
There are some things in this world that can be done over, and some that can’t And time passing is one thing that can’t be redone. Come this far, and you can’t go back. Don’t you think so?”
The heels of her shoes were different heights, and the shoes themselves were shaped differently—something she wanted at all costs to conceal.
something she wanted at all costs to conceal
I had an inferiority complex about it, as if there was something different about me, that what other people all had and took for granted I lacked
Rather the opposite
had an inferiority complex about it, as if there was something different about me, that what other people all had and took for granted I lacked
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