Quotable Quotes - Murakami's 1Q84 #AtoZChallenge

'There is no one in this world who can't be replaced. A person might have enormous knowledge or ability, but a successor can almost always be found. It would be terrible for us if the world were full of people who couldn't be replaced.'

'Cause and effect are linked that way in a twisted form. You can pile up all the worlds you like and the twisting will never be undone.'

'If you don't believe in the world, and if there is no love in it, then everything is phony.'

'...mental acuity was never born from comfortable circumstances.'

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Murakami's 1Q84
A to Z Blogging Challenge 2020


  1. Ouch. I know it's true, but that's really painful to think about how easy it is to be replaced. I guess most people like to feel like they're special in some way. Certainly puts a spin on history books, that everyone in them is replaceable.

    I hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.

    J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

  2. Honestly, all of these sound like what someone says to themselves to justify s*icide. Many of Murakami's main characters think this way as well. Thanks for this list!