1Q84
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"1Q84" Quotes

By Haruki Murakami

fiction | Published in 2013

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo. A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 —“Q is for ‘question mark.’ A world that bears a question.” Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project. He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled. As Aomame’s and Tengo’s narratives converge over the course of this single year, we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer: a beautiful, dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision; a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women; a hideously ugly private investigator; a mild-mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard; and a peculiarly insistent television-fee collector. A love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a novel of self-discovery, a dystopia to rival George Orwell’s—1Q84 is Haruki Murakami’s most ambitious undertaking yet: an instant best seller in his native Japan, and a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers.

ISBN_13:9780307476463
ISBN_10:0307476464

Quotes

If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there's salvation in life. Even if you can't get together with that person.

Haruki Murakami

No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself.

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The only way to deal with this life is to accept it as you see it.

Haruki Murakami

If you can't understand it without an explanation, you can't understand it with an explanation.

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If you can't write, you don't have a story that deserves to be told.

Haruki Murakami

It's the kind of scent that clings to your skin even after you wash your hands.

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People's memories are maybe the fuel they burn to stay alive.

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It's a good thing to be liked, but it's better by far to be respected.

Haruki Murakami

The world is not just one place, but many places, all connected but separate.

Haruki Murakami

When you fall in love, the natural thing to do is give yourself to it.

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