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By Anonym 16 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Especially not something like abandoning my professional standards, because that would throw the rest of my life out of balance.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

I got dressed to begin another day. Over and over, we begin again. (Kitchen, 103)

By Anonym 14 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Sometimes people put up walls, not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

I wanted to hold everything in place with my thin little arm and my weak spirit. I wanted to do what I could with my unreliable body to try and deal with all the many scary things that were going to start happening to us from now on. I wanted to try.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

The only thing I’d understand right from the very beginning was that our love was supported by loneliness. That neither one of us could haul ourselves up out of the deadly numbness we felt when we lay together, so silent, in darkness so isolating it seemed to shine. This was the edge of night.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

So, have you been enjoying yourself these days, Kazami?' I'm having lots of fun.' It was true. That made the sense of regret even keener, that this time in my life would soon be a thing of the past. I felt as if I could understand a little of what my mother had been through, and the feelings she may have had at different times. I wasn't a child anymore, and this made me feel awfully lonesome, and utterly alone.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Love is the kind of thing that's already happening by the time you notice it, that's how it works, and no matter how old you get, that doesn't change. Except that you can break it up into two entirely distinct types -- love where there's an end in sight and love where there isn't.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

We've been very lonely, but we had it easy. Because death is so heavy - we, too young to know about it, couldn't handle it. After this you and I may end up seeing nothing but suffering, difficulty and ugliness, but if only you'll agree to it, I want for us to go on to more difficult places, happier places, what ever comes, together. I want you to make the decision after you're completely better, so take your time thinking about it. In the mean time, though, don't disappear on me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

And when something awful happens, the goodness stands out even more ...

By Anonym 14 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

People aren't overcome by situations or outside forces. Defeat comes from within.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Nakajima's presence didn't put any pressure on me, either. Quite the opposite: there was a warmth in the core of my chest when he was around.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

My fury was lofty, pure, cool. It was an emotion that none of these people, struggling so hard to impose a shape on life when life has no shape, could begin to understand.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

As people we narrowly get by with our lives each day, energy from our soft, delicate actions appearing like cherry blossoms, only once, and once for a short while. Eventually petals fall to the ground.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Whenever you get something in this world, you lose something too — that's just the way things work.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

It was so gorgeous it almost felt like sadness.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

The place I like best in this world is the kitchen. No matter where it is, no matter what kind, if it’s a kitchen, if it’s a place where they make food, it’s fine with me. Ideally it should be well broken in. Lots of tea towels, dry and immaculate. Where tile catching the light (ting! Ting!)

By Anonym 15 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

We ran into lots of old friends. Friends from elementary school, junior high school, high school. Everyone had matured in their own way, and even as we stood face to face with them they seemed like people from dreams, sudden glimpses through the fences of our tangled memories. We smiled and waved, exchanged a few words, and then walked on in our separate directions.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

A particular variety of loneliness, like peering deep into the darkness. It's only natural, when two separate universes touch.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

El mundo no existe sólo para mí. El porcentaje de cosas amargas que me sucedan no variará. Yo no puedo decidirlo

By Anonym 13 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

From the bottom of my heart, I wanted to give up; I wanted to give up on living. There was no denying that tomorrow would come, and the day after tomorrow, and so next week, too. I never thought it would be this hard, but I would go on living in the midst of a glomy depression, and that made me feel sick to the depths of my soul. In spite of the tempest raging within me, I walked the night path calmly.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Maybe I was afraid of seeing anything as absolute. I wanted to keep moving, like a stream, and I wanted to go on watching everything from a distance. That’s how I was. I felt close to people, but I didn’t have any friends I could really share my life with, our hearts melting together. Something always failed to communicate.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Everyone lives the way she knows best. What I mean by 'their happiness' is living a life untouched as much as possible by the knowledge that we are really, all of us, alone. That's not a bad thing.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Love is love. It doesn't matter what kind it is.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Đúng lúc ấy, đột nhiên tôi nghĩ ra, có lẽ chuyện hai người chúng tôi đã chấm dứt. Không còn gì nữa. Không thể phát triển theo bất kỳ hướng nào khác. Giống như đám thực vật trong lồng kính, dù có hỗ trợ nhau nhưng cũng chẳng thể cho nhau cảm giác cứu rỗi hay giải phóng. Cảm giác như loài thú đang âm thầm liếm vết thương trong bóng tối. Hay tựa như những vợ chồng già tựa vào nhau tìm hơi ấm cuối đời. Chỉ còn thế thôi. Ý nghĩ ấy lan rộng, tràn ngập lòng tôi.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Things look different depending on your perspective. As I see it, fighting to bridge those gaps isn't what really matters. The most important thing is to know them inside and out, as differences, and to understand why certain people are the way they are.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Each one of us continues to carry the heart of each self we've ever been, at every stage along the way, and a chaos of everything good and rotten. And we have to carry this weight all alone, through each day that we live. We try to be as nice as we can to the people we love, but we alone support the weight of ourselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Her eyes were those of someone who's just fallen in love, someone who sees nothing but her lover, someone who has no fear of anything. The eyes of someone who believes that every dream will come true, that reality will move if you just give it a push.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Maria, báu vật của ông! Tạm biệt cháu. Hãy yêu quý bà, bố và mẹ, hãy trở thành một cô gái tuyệt vời để không xấu hổ với cái tên Đức Mẹ. Ryuzo

By Anonym 15 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

There are many, many difficult times, god knows. If a person wants to stand on her own two feet, I recommend undertaking the care and feeding of something. It could be children, or it could be house plants, you know? By doing that you come to understand your own limitations. That's where it starts.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Good tea is eloquent enough, it turns out, to change a person's mind.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Quando vedono troppe cose, gli esseri umani diventano stranamente tristi.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

In this world there is no place for sadness. No place; not one.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Someday, without fail, everyone will disappear, scattered into the blackness of time.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Tanto yo como Shu, en aquellos dos meses, habíamos adquirido una expresión en el rostro que no teníamos antes. La expresión de quien lucha consigo mismo para no pensar en las personas que ha perdido. Acababa poniendo aquella cara sin saberlo, sin darme cuenta, cuando estaba entre unas tinieblas hacia las que venían oleadas de soledad al recordarlo todo de repente.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Que ojalá hubiera una persona responsable del funcionamiento del mundo, como un dios que velara por nosotros cuando algo es inadmisible o alguien ha aguantado más de la cuenta. Pero no existe. Si existiera, pararía todas estas cosas. Pero no lo hace. Tenemos que hacerlo nosotros mismos. No queda más remedio que mentalizarse de que, por muchas cosas horrorosas que hayamos visto, todo puede ocurrir. ¿Cuántas personas tristes habrá esta noche? Gente que ha perdido a seres queridos, gente que va a morirse. Gente traicionada, asesinada. Ojalá pudiéramos poner fin a todo esto. Ojalá disminuyera el dolor aunque solo fuera un poco. Y que hubiera menos personas a las que, como a nosotros, les resulta amargo vivir.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Again and again I will suffer; again and again I will get back on my feet. I will not be defeated.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

When things get really bad, you take comfort in the placeness of a place.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Inching one's way along a steep cliff in the dark: on reaching the highway, one breathes a sigh of relief. Just when one can't take any more, one sees the moonlight. Beauty that seems to infuse itself into the heart: I know about that

By Anonym 13 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

In the uncertain ebb and flow of time and emotions, much of one’s life history is etched in the senses. And things of no particular importance, or irreplaceable things, can suddenly resurface in a café one winter night.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Everything in my life revolves around people playing at being something.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

The place I like best in this world is the kitchen. No matter where it is, no matter what kind, if it’s a kitchen, if it’s a place where they make food, it’s fine with me. Ideally it should be well broken in. Lots of tea towels, dry and immaculate. Where tile catching the light (ting! Ting!)” (p. 3).

By Anonym 14 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Nothing exists in this world but me and my bed…” (p. 141).

By Anonym 16 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

I was frightened of so many things, in my vanity, that ultimately i couldn't protect myself any other way. Try not to be like that, okay? Be sure to keep your tummy warm, try to relax, both your heart and your body, try not to get flustered. Live like a flower. You have that right. It's something you can achieve, for sure, in your lifetime. And it's enough.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

When was it I realized that, on this truly dark and solitary path we all walk, the only way we can light is our own? Although I was raised with love, I was always lonely. Someday, without fail, everyone will disappear, scattered into the blackness of time.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Here I am playing nicely with the world, trying my best to leave things the tiniest bit better than they were, trying to fly even a little bit higher - how annoying it would be to have to go along with this crap.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

I’m extremely, almost pathologically sensitive to violence, and I pick up on it immediately when something violent is happening. Most people are constantly perpetrating little acts of violence on others, even when they don’t mean to.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

But if a person hasn't ever experienced true despair, she grows old never knowing how to evaluate where she is in life; never understanding what joy really is. I'm grateful for it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

I had come to understand that despair does not necessarily result in annihilation, that one can go on as usual despite of it...

By Anonym 17 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

May the memory of this moment, here, the glowing impression of the two of us facing each other in this warm, bright place, drinking lovely hot tea, help save him, even a little bit.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

I’ve always been like that—if I’m not pushed to the brink, I won’t move.