"Since I have come to America, I am often asked whether my next novel will be set in America. I don't think it will. I think I will be living in America for some time to come, but while living in America, I would like to write about Japanese society from the outside."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Haruki Murakami on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Haruki Murakami on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Haruki Murakami on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Haruki Murakami on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Haruki Murakami on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."
"Among the many values in life, I appreciate freedom most."