"We think we understand the rules when we become adults but what we really experience is a narrowing of the imagination."
"I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say."
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
"Only the dead have seen the end of war."
"All that remained was the sound of the wind slipping through a stand of white birch trees."
Haruki Murakami, from Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage