film: norwegian wood

他人の心を、それも大事な相手の心を無意味に傷つけるというのはとても嫌なものだった。
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Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • Translation: “What a terrible thing it is to wound someone you really care for - and to do it so unconsciously.”
I’m looking for selfishness. Perfect selfishness. Like, say I tell you I want to eat strawberry shortcake. And you stop everything you’re doing and run out and buy it for me. And you come back out of breath and get down on your knees and hold this strawberry shortcake out to me. And I say I don’t want it anymore and throw it out the window. That’s what I’m looking for.
—  Haruki MurakamiNorwegian Wood
This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, don’t get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it’s ready to come undone. You have to realize it’s going to be a
long process and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time.
—  Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood