The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

By Haruki Murakami

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Rob Brackett The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

“They're doing their best to lead very serious lives, and they just happen to fall down sometimes. I think that's cool.” —May Kasahara, pg. 592

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neia The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

I needed time to get used to my new self. What kind of a being was this self of mine? How did it function? What did it feel—and how? I had to grasp each of these things through experience, to memorize and stockpile them. Do you see what I’m saying? Virtually everything inside me had spilled out and been lost. At the same time that I was entirely new, I was almost entirely empty. I had to fill in that blank, little by little. One by one, with my own hands, I had to make this thing I called ‘I’—or, rather, make the things that constituted me.

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neia The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

I lived like an empty shell. Living like an empty shell is not really living, no matter how many years it may go on. The heart and flesh of an empty shell give birth to nothing more than the life of an empty shell.

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