3 Days, 3 Quotes – Norwegian Wood

Good afternoon! I was going through my tags for the past couple of months, and I saw that I was tagged by the brilliant Chizure from Of Midnight Ravings to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes tag quite some time ago. I am sorry that it took me so long to get around to doing it and that I am very excited to take part! Thank you so much for the tag.

The tag is self-explanatory. For three consecutive days, I am to share three bookish quotes. I decided to mix it up a little bit. I will choose three of my favourite books of all-time and share three quotes from them respectively on each day. I am a bit of a quote-addict, so sticking to one would be very difficult for me. At the end of the post, I get to pick three bloggers to do the tag (if they want to; no obligation).

Today’s book choice is my favourite Japanese literature book by my favourite living Japanese author, Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami.

“She spoke to me in the spaces between the crashing of the dark waves. Eventually, though, the tide would pull back, and I would be left on the beach alone. Powerless, I could go nowhere; sorrow itself would envelope me in the deep darkness until the tears came. I felt less that I was crying than that tears were simple oozing out of me like perspiration.”

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

“Memory is a funny thing. When I was in the scene, I hardly paid it any mind. I never stopped to think of it as something that would make a lasting impression, certainly never imagined that eighteen years later I would recall it in such detail. I didn’t give a damn about the scenery that day. I was thinking about myself. I was thinking about the beautiful girl walking next to me. I was thinking about the two of us together, and then about myself again. It was the age, that time of life when every sight, every feeling, every thought came back, like a boomerang, to me. And worse, I was in love. Love with complications. The scenery was the last thing on my mind.”

I could seriously quote this whole damn book. It is so brilliant!

Friends I am tagging:

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, keep reading and keep otakuing, friends. 💙


5 thoughts on “3 Days, 3 Quotes – Norwegian Wood

  1. Thanks for the tag! I am thinking about doing it, but I am slightly curious about what counts as a book-related quote. Does it have to be in a book (said by a character) or can it also be something a famous novelist said in his lifetime?

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