1. "He did drown alone in a dark sea. He became an alcoholic. He soaked his body in his own despair—right to the core—and he died in agony. Premonitions can stand for something else sometimes. And the thing they stand for can be a lot more intense than reality. That’s the scariest thing about having a premonition."
    — Haruki Murakami. after the quake.
     
  2. It’s his bad habit to shout out random stuffs when he is feeling uncomfortable. I hope I didn’t inherit this side of him…

    keiichi i have some very bad news for you

     

  3. "Our hearts are not stones. A stone may disintegrate in time and lose its outward form. But hearts never disintegrate. They have no outward form, and whether good or evil, we can always communicate them to one another. All God’s children can dance."
    — Haruki Murakami. after the quake.
     
  4. I think she was only acting like that because she was cooking up something.
    She’s not the type of girl who would lean on someone’s shoulder.
    I try to imagine Satoko being innocent…

    "Hey Satoko."
    "What is it, Onii-sama!"
    She smiles innocently and starts running toward me…

    When she comes 3 steps forward, I take 3 steps back.

    "Huh?
    Why are you walking away from me…?”

    "I’m sorry.
    I feel like you’re setting up a trap for me.”

    "That’s so cruel!
    You’re so mean!
    Waaaaaaah!!!”
    "Oh…I’m sorry!! I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings!"
    I get closer to her…
    I can’t win over a girl’s tears…

    Clench.
    Click!

    Huh?
    A steel trap?
    There’s a sharp steel trap biting my leg!

    "O ho ho ho!!
    I got you!!
    Are you ready for more?”
    She raises her right arm, and different traps start to activate.

    Something suddenly blows me up 3 blocks!
    Then I see a huge steel ball rolling toward me!!
    As I try to escape, I see a guillotine ahead of me!!

    "I don’t know what you were just thinking, but were you imagining something really bizarre?"
    "Nope.
    I wasn’t…”
    "You’re lying!
    You looked like you were about to be crushed by a steel ball!”
    Why do I always show my emotions on my face…?

     
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  6. それで、自分は当分、
    この可能性に挑戦できそうにないですが…
     
    もしも、今、これを読んでいるサークルや作家さんで、
    挑戦してみたいって方がいらっしゃいましたら、
    是非とも頑張って欲しいです。特に小説家タイプの方は。
     
    きっと原理としては正しい筈だと信じています。
     
    一見、古臭いファミコンちっくな、ビジュアルノベルこそが、
    実は究極の仮想現実なのかも…

     

  7. "People get inspired to write, paint, draw, sing, sculpt, dance in many different ways. And there are many types of art. But the one thing that they all have in common is that they are all a sort of magic. Sometimes the magic flows from one’s fingers, other times it is transferred to the person who experiences the result. Magic has always worked in mysterious ways."
    — Nnedi Okorafor. The Girl With the Magic Hands (Kindle Locations 712-715).
     

  8. "Mama Ugo shrugged, “Things change. Habits die out, even good ones. The world continues to turn, though.”"
    — Nnedi Okorafor. The Girl With the Magic Hands (Kindle Location 556).
     

  9. "There is considerable difference between a wit making a fool of himself and a fool making a wit of himself."
    — 

    G. K. Chesterton. Alarms and Discursions (Kindle Locations 1567-1568).

     

  10. "死んだ兵士の残したものは
    こわれた銃とゆがんだ地球
    他には何も残せなかった
    平和ひとつ残せなかった"
    — 谷川俊太郎 「死んだ男の残したものは」
    all that a solidier left when he died
    was a broken rifle and the deformed earth
    he coundn’t left anything else;
    even peace he couldn’t leave (via waiyanjpn)
     

  11. just a reminder that if you’re following this blog because it followed you, the one you actually want & should follow is twinkle-night! this blog is just for passages from random books I’ve been reading and isn’t updated much. (this happened because I didn’t originally intend to have a general-purpose tumblr but got sucked in, however, tumblr doesn’t allow you to change which blog is your main and I didn’t want to delete it or change the URL)

    if however you are following because you like book quotations and that is what you’re after, carry on!

     

  12. "It’s a beautiful clear night, we’ve got a nice warm breeze going, the threat of death has temporarily subsided, I’ve still got a little granola, and, last but not least, we’re magic unicorn ponies. From where I’m standing, that puts us in a happy place."
    — Observatory Hill (Skywriter).
     

  13. "There is witchcraft in science and a science to witchcraft. Both will conspire against you eventually."
    — Hello, Moto (Nnedi Okorafor).
     

  14. Give

    maximouspoweramous:

    When you have plenty
    Give often
    When you have enough
    Give what you can spare
    When you have little
    Give little
    When you have none
    Give an emotion
    For that is true giving and can change the world

    MP

    Tagged #reblog
     

  15. "Most of the post-midnight experimental selections never make it into prime time, but there’s this one with penne pasta and Alfredo sauce on it that has lately been seen on the lunch menu, so it just goes to show that anybody can make it big, even if you’re a pizza with fucking macaroni on it."
    — Tales of the Starbuck Avenger! (Jeffrey Channing Wells)