Quotable Quotes

“'Now I see—we are always most revolted by the things hidden within us.'”

—   David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly

“Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

“The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t.”

“Love me, because love doesn’t exist, and I have tried everything that does.”

“Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”

“Do you think I’m wonderful? she asked him one day as they leaned against the trunk of a petrified maple. No, he said. Why? Because so many girls are wonderful. I imagine hundreds of men have called their loves wonderful today, and it’s only noon. You couldn’t be something that hundreds of others are.”

Thank you dariadarko for your response too!  I’m only posting because I don’t want anyone to think I’m ignoring them, but after this, let’s all respect 246-no-fun’s opinion and leave them alone :)
246-no-fun, I’m sorry you feel that way about Haruki Murakami, but we try to make sure everyone is satisfied with a variety of quotes.  You are very correct, you don’t have to appreciate his work if you don’t want to, and everyone here respects that.  If you believe one must have a degree in English to have a valued opinion on literature, then by all means go ahead, your insight on literature obviously has experience.  We have The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and M. Butterfly in the queue, so I hope that’s more of your style… Let’s leave it at this, okay?  Thank you for your input in our content, we appreciate the feedback!  Have a happy Easter!  
-Trish
Edit: I was just told we have Everything is Illuminated and V for Vendetta too, so there’s some more variety for you! :)

Thank you dariadarko for your response too!  I’m only posting because I don’t want anyone to think I’m ignoring them, but after this, let’s all respect 246-no-fun’s opinion and leave them alone :)

246-no-fun, I’m sorry you feel that way about Haruki Murakami, but we try to make sure everyone is satisfied with a variety of quotes.  You are very correct, you don’t have to appreciate his work if you don’t want to, and everyone here respects that.  If you believe one must have a degree in English to have a valued opinion on literature, then by all means go ahead, your insight on literature obviously has experience.  We have The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and M. Butterfly in the queue, so I hope that’s more of your style… Let’s leave it at this, okay?  Thank you for your input in our content, we appreciate the feedback!  Have a happy Easter!  

-Trish

Edit: I was just told we have Everything is Illuminated and V for Vendetta too, so there’s some more variety for you! :)

“On the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”

“Kindness was one of the things presently (or permanently) in short supply in the world.”

—   Haruki Murakami - 1Q84

“Once you pass a certain age, life becomes nothing more than a process of continual loss. Things that are important to your life begin to slip out of your grasp, one after another, like a come losing teeth. And the only things that come to take their place are worthless imitations. Your physical strength, your hopes, your dreams, your ideals, your convictions, all meaning, or then again, the people you love: one by one, they fade away. Some announce their departure before they leave, while others just disappear all of a sudden without warning one day. And once you lose them you can never get them back. Your search for replacements never goes well. It’s all very painful – as painful as actually being cut with a knife.”

—   Haruki Murakami - 1Q84