Haruki Murakami Quotes (displaying: 41 - 50 of 1515 quotes)
Here's what I think, Mr. Wind-Up Bird," said May Kasahara. "Everybody's born with some different thing at the core of their existence. And that thing, whatever it is, becomes like a heat source that runs each person from the inside. I have one too, of course. Like everybody else. But sometimes it gets out of hand. It swells or shrinks inside me, and it shakes me up. What I'd really like to do is find a way to communicate that feeling to another person. But I can't seem to do it. They just don't get it. Of course, the problem could be that I'm not explaining it very well, but I think it's because they're not listening very well. They pretend to be listening, but they're not, really. So I get worked up sometimes, and I do some crazy things.
Listen, Kafka. What yo?re experiencing now is the motif of many Greek tragedies. Man does?t choose fate. Fate chooses man. Tha?s the basic worldview of Greek drama. And the sense of traged?according to Aristotl?comes, ironically enough, not from the protagonis?s weak points but from his good qualities. Do you know what ?m getting at? People are drawn deeper into tragedy not by their defects but by their virtues. Sophocle? Oedipus Rex being a great example. Oedipus is drawn into tragedy not because of laziness or stupidity, but because of his courage and honesty. So an inevitable irony results.