Haruki Murakami is a name which needs no introduction. But, if you still do not know him then let me tell you that Haruki Murakami is a Japanese writer. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages and selling millions of copies outside his native country. The critical acclaim for his fiction and non-fiction has led to numerous awards, in Japan and internationally. Hence, I bring to you 12 fantastic quotes by Haruki Murakami.
“Unclose your mind. You are not a prisoner. You are a bird in flight, searching the skies for dreams.”
“Our reality is an infinite battle between what happened and what we want to remember.”
“Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting.”
“Anything and everything looks beautiful when you examine it from a distance.”
“The human heart is like a night bird. Silently waiting for something, and when the time comes, it flies straight toward it.”
“If everything happens the way that you want it to, life will become boring.”
“No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself.”
“It often happens that the most important things in the world begin with trifles.”
“There are ways of dying that don’t end in funerals. Types of death you can’t smell.”
“Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.”
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
“Two people can sleep in the same bed and still be alone when they close their eyes.”
Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese-American artist, poet and writer of the New York Pen League. The League was initially formed by Nasib Arida and Abdul Massih Haddad, and re-formed by Gibran & a group of Arab writers. The main goal of the Pen League was to lift the Arabic literature from the pool of stagnation and infuse new life into it. The league was dissolved following Gibran’s death. The Prophet and Broken Wings are two of Gibran’s notable works. So, let’s take a look at 11 introspective quotes by the Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran.
“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”
“A truth can walk naked but a lie always needs to be dressed.”
“If I accept the sunshine & warmth then I must also accept the thunder & lightning.”
“Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.”
“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.”
“Our worst fault is our preoccupation with the fault of others.”
“If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.”
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
“Beauty is a heart inflamed and a soul enchanted.”
“Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.”
“And God said, ‘Love Your Enemy.’ and I obeyed him and loved myself”
Do you believe in the magic of books? I definitely do!
It has been a long break since I posted the last blog post because I had my exams (Yes, 1st Sem, Masters :D). But, as you can see, I cannot stay away from you guys for so long, so, here I am again back and how 😉 This is the 3rd and final day of this quotes challenge tag, so without much ado, read my 3rd fav quote –
This quote defines me as a person – I read, I travel and I develop myself (I write too). Nothing else can define me better than this. It might only be 3 lines but this is the most apt quote for my personality.
Today, I am not nominating anybody rather, I am making it open for you guys to take this challenge and share your 3 favorite quotes 🙂 ❤
Will Smith says these inspiring lines in an interview!
I am a big fan of celebrity interviews. In my free time, apart from reading books, I have this habit of watching the interviews of my favorite celebrities. Hence, one such interview is this – Will Smith & his family’s interview with Oprah! I have never seen such an inspiring motivational speaker like Will Smith. I always learn something new, something more motivating, whenever I watch his interviews. He is someone who has a lot to share. His experiences in life has made him such a great person that all of his words are so precious. He is definitely the one for me, whom I look up to. Especially, when I am in distress/struggling to stay positive/ facing hard times, I search for his interviews. Therefore, one day, when my morale was completely annihilated, I watched this interview of his and found these inspiring lines. Will says, “Greatness lives on the edge of destruction” (in regard to his son’s hard training for his movie, Karate Kid) and he explains how you become strong when you survive those hard times. After watching this interview of his, I couldn’t keep these lines off my mind. If today I have a better, positive outlook towards life then I would give a part of credit to him!
Will utters this phrase at 38:00 secs, you can skip directly to this quote or if you like, you can watch the whole interview (it’s about family, relationships and the making of the movie). You can watch it here
Thank you literature for coming into my life ❤
“Your will to try shouldn’t ever die!”☺
“When life gives you lemons, squeeze and make lemonade out of them!”