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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 19 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

There was a real sense of comfort but at the same time it felt oddly tense. The feeling that every little things we said, these conversations, at any moment, they could stop being possible, and so they were precious, it was that feeling, and the sense of the miracle of this shared moment, here and now. Why were we so far apart, even when we are together? It was anice loneliness, like th sensation of washing your face with cold water.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Here in this ocean, in the midst of all this water, with the red flags on those distant buoys flapping in the sea breeze, I find myself unable to treat our house in Tokyo as anything but a dream.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Truly happy memories always live on, shining. Over time, one by one, they come back to life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

But if a person has never experienced true despair, she grows old never knowing how to evaluate where she is in life; never understanding what joy really is.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Of course, it’s true that sometimes the pink at sunrise somehow seems brighter than the pink at sunset, and that when you’re feeling down the the landscape seems darker too - you see things through the filter of your own sensibility. But the things themselves, out there, they don’t change. They existed, and that’s all there is to it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Actually, time had always been passing. I had just managed to avoid thinking about it very much. It would be hard for me to recapture that feeling—life wasn’t so easy anymore. Small things pricked my heart. In those early days, I lived in a world of overwhelming sensations; it was like I had just fallen out of love.

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 15 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Truly great people emit a light that warms the hearts of those around them. When that light has been put out, a heavy shadow of despair descends.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

I have these two different images of her etched into my memory: one as this idealized mother, and the other as a sort of pressure weighing down on me - obsessive, feminine love.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

With a cold"--she spoke evenly, lowering her eyes a little--"now is the hardest time. Maybe even harder than dying. But this is probably as bad as it can get. You might come to fear the next time you get a cold; it will be as bad as this, but if you just hold steady, it won't be. For the rest of your life. That's how it works. You could take the negative view and live in fear: Will it happen again? But it won't hurt so much if you just accept it as a part of life." With that she looked up at me, smiling.

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 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 15 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Als ich sehe, wie Harus Haar verspielt im Wind tanzt und völlig zerzaust wird, und das, obwohl das Grau da draußen doch bleischwer in der Luft lastet, erkenne ich auf einmal, wie weit, weit weg die Vergangenheit ist. Weiter als der Tod, ja weiter sogar als die unüberbrückbare Distanz, die zwischen zwei Menschen besteht.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

I wished my heart would break and get it over with.

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

That resplendent space created by a piece of fiction can really expand the width of time... Clearly there is a spot somewhere inside our heads they records that feelings we had when we read the book, and it stays with us forever.

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 18 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Sooner or later people are definitely going to give up if you don't give them back as much as they're giving you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

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

By Anonym 18 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Preparavo l'apertura, facevo le pulizie, sopportavo la fatica fisica e combattevo la stanchezza. Minimizzavo i pensieri legati al futuro. Mi sforzavo di risolvere le piccole seccature, pensavo alle cose positive, cercavo di non aspettarmi improbabili periodi di grande lavoro, risolvevo i problemi in modo realistico...

By Anonym 16 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

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

By Anonym 17 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Non ero triste per qualcosa in particolare, piangevo per tante cose insieme.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Un sorriso nel primo volto incontrato al mattino è un benvenuto al giorno che inizia.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Lo único que he tenido claro desde el principio es que este amor se sostiene en la soledad. Entre tinieblas desiertas que parecen brilla, yacemos los dos, mudos, sin lograr sustraernos al hechizo.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

I felt how important the simplest things were, like feeling proud, finding something funny, stretching yourself, retreating into yourself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

I spent most of my time thinking, because I didn't have enough energy to do anything else.

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 19 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Things that don't matter at all to one person can hurt another so deeply it seems as bad as dying.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

In un certo senso non saremmo mai più tornate come prima, qualsiasi cosa avessimo fatto, anche provando a vivere lì. Era una consapevolezza che potevamo solo accettare. Se qualche volta ci capitava di trascorrere del tempo serenamente, come se avessimo dimenticato ogni cosa, in fondo restava sempre quell’ombra. Ormai avevamo capito - e faceva male - che vivere significava procedere portandosi tutto dentro. Anche dopo aver sofferto, dopo avere versato lacrime come sangue, cariche di dolore, non provavamo alcun sollievo. Semplicemente sopportavamo, fingendo che tutto andasse bene.

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 16 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

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.

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 14 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

I was happy. I loved the night, I loved t so much it almost hurt. In the night everything seemed possible. I wasn't sleepy at all.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

This is what it means to be loved... when someone wants to touch you, to be tender...

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 17 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Listen kiddo, by the time you grow up you'll have collected a whole lot of this 'dirt of life' stuff, right, you won't know where it's coming from but it'll pile up, and clothes and pearls won't look as beautiful to you as they do now -- that's for sure. The problem is that dirt, see? You can't ever settle down in one place, you've got to live like you're always, always staring way off into the distance.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

No matter what, I want to continue living with the awareness that I will die. Without that, I am not alive.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

There are many days when all the awful things that happen make you sick at heart, when the path before you is so steep you can’t bear to look. Not even love can rescue a person from that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

People who are going to get along really well know it almost as soon as they meet. You spend a little while talking and everyone starts to feel this conviction, you're all equally sure that you're at the beginning of something good. That's how it is when you meet people you're going to be with for a long time.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

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

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 14 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

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

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

Things are just things. They can't bring back the dead. it just makes me feel better.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

Considering how smart Nakajima was, I bet he could have found a way to express more precisely what it was like to push his body to the limit while studying, or his perspective on the way my emotions were structured inside me. He was just being nice, communicating on my level. That’s what made it sound vague.

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

Non siamo nati solo per mangiare, né per guadagnare denaro, né per starcene senza far nulla, né per lasciare eredi, né tantomeno per invecchiare. Non siamo invece venuti al mondo perché dentro di noi brucia la fiamma di una passione? Non siamo qui, adesso, per amare i nostri cari e creare tanti bei ricordi, e portarli con noi fino a quando moriremo, senza rimpianti?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Banana Yoshimoto

I realized that the world did not exist for my benefit. It followed that the ratio of pleasant and unpleasant things around me would not change. It wasn't up to me. It was clear that the best thing to do was to adopt a sort of muddled cheerfulness.