Monthly Archives: November 2011

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (2007) : focus and endurance. you need to have both in order to succeed. focus is like holding your breath. endurance is like letting go of that breathe.

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The Elephant Vanishes

The Elephant Vanishes (1980~) : “Reality is not what you convey to people but something you make. It is this that gives birth to meaning.” (The Window, Murakami 191), making reading  a habit and forgetting the influence of literature, how much … Continue reading

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The Wind Up Bird Chronicle

The Wind up Bird Chronicle (1995): You’ve got to spend your money for the things money can buy, not worry about profit or loss. Save your energy for the things that money can’t buy. A person’s destiny is something you look … Continue reading

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Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood (1987) : paraphrased from book, “it’s a matter of attitude. If you recognize that it’s the same everywhere (same types of jerks, etc.), it’ll be ok.” “There’s more to life than just X– her life broke when she … Continue reading

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South of the Border, West of the Sun

South of the Border, West of the Sun (1992) : It’s like we’re living in a desert. You just have to get used to it…Our world’s exactly the same. Rain falls and the flowers bloom. No rain, they wither up. … Continue reading

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