I want to push myself to my limits, and if things don’t work out, then I can give up. But I will do everything I can until the bitter end. That is how I live.

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Aomame   ( Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 )

Live   Perseverance  


Oh well, a moon is a moon, and I am me. Each of us has a different way to live. We each have our own plans.

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Aomame   ( Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 )

Difference   Moon   Own Way  


Once you’ve hidden something, you have to keep it hidden.

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Aomame   ( Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 )

Hidden  


You’ve gotta work with what you’ve got.

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Aomame   ( Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 )

Make it happen  


I can’t be off by even one-hundredth of an inch. One slip and all my efforts will be wasted. Concentration is the key.

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Aomame   ( Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 )

Concentration   Key  


All of you are trapped here. You can’t go anywhere, forward or back. But I’m not like you. I have work to do. I have a mission to accomplish. And so, with your permission, I shall move ahead.

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Aomame   ( Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 )

Goal  


After a tough job where your life is on the line, what you need is the warm, quiet encouragement that accompanies the touch of human flesh

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Aomame   ( Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 )

Tough Time  


After you do something like that, the everyday look of things might seem to change a little. Things may look different to you than they did before. But don’t let appearances fool you. There’s always only one reality.

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Aomame   ( Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 )

Change   Difference  


1Q84—that’s what I’ll call this new world, Q is for “question mark.” A world that bears a question.

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Aomame   ( Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 )

World   Question  


The air has changed, the scene has changed. I have to adapt to this world-with-a-question-mark as soon as I can. Like an animal released into a new forest. In order to protect myself and survive, I have to learn the rules of this place and adapt myself to them.

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Aomame   ( Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 )

Change   Myself  


“Have you gone to bed with someone in your arms lately?” The moon did not answer. “Do you have any friends?” she asked. The moon did not answer. “Don’t you get tired of always playing it cool?” The moon did not answer.”

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Aomame   ( Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 )

Answer   Moon  


Even if things were the same, people’s perception of them might have been very different

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Aomame   ( Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 )

Difference   People   Perception  


It’s like the Tibetan Wheel of the Passions. As the wheel turns, the values and feelings on the outer rim rise and fall, shining or sinking into darkness. But true love stays fastened to the axle and doesn’t move.

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Aomame   ( Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 )

True   Love  


A pistol is just a tool, and where I’m living is not a storybook world. It’s the real world, full of gaps and inconsistencies and anticlimaxes.

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Aomame   ( Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 )

Life   Live   World  


I’m not afraid to die . What I’m afraid of is having reality get the better of me, of having reality leave me behind.

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Aomame   ( Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 )

Afraid  


It’s time for me to stop crying. I’ll have to change my attitude again. I’ll have to put the rules ahead of my self. That’s the important thing, as Tamaru said

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Aomame   ( Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 )

Change   Cry   Self   Attitude  


I can’t just run away with my tail between my legs. That’s not the Aomame way to live.

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Live