Hear the Wind Sing

Title: Hear the Wind Sing

Author: Haruki Murakami

Read In: 2023


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Favorite Quotes:


Hartfield says this about good writing: “Writing is, in effect, the act of verifying the distance between us and the things surrounding us. What we need is not sensitivity but a measuring stick.” (from What’s So Bad About Feeling Good?, 1936).

Like an airplane with engine trouble, I started by pitching out the cargo, then the seat, then, finally, the poor flight attendants, getting rid of everything while taking on nothing new at all.

If you’re the sort of guy who raids the refrigerators of silent kitchens at three o’clock in the morning, you can only write accordingly.

That’s who I am.

Whenever I wake up in someone else’s home, I feel like I’m stuck in another body inhabited by someone else’s spirit.