"I lost some of my friends because I got so famous, people who just assumed that I would be different now. I felt like everyone hated me. That is the most unhappy time of my life."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Haruki Murakami on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Haruki Murakami on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Haruki Murakami on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Haruki Murakami on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Haruki Murakami on Ambrose Bierce
"You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you."
"When I write about a 15-year old, I jump, I return to the days when I was that age. It's like a time machine. I can remember everything. I can feel the wind. I can smell the air. Very actually. Very vividly."
"I've run the Boston Marathon 6 times before. I think the best aspects of the marathon are the beautiful changes of the scenery along the route and the warmth of the people's support. I feel happier every time I enter this marathon."
"Among the many values in life, I appreciate freedom most."
"You know, if you are kind of rich, the best thing is that you don't have to think about money. The best thing you can buy with money is freedom, time. I don't know how much I earn a year. I have no idea. I don't know how much I pay in taxes."