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21 September 2009 @ 05:54 pm
「 055 」quotes archive  
there are so many lovely quotes and song lyrics that i read, and think to myself, oh i should bookmark this! yet i never do and they all get lost to me.
so from now on i'll be posting them all here.


"we are born to become happy, and we live to make someone else happy."

→ Buono!, ロッタラロッタラ
(Buono!, Lotta Love Lotta Love)

"but have strength, we've made it this far."
→ 소녀시대, 힘내!
(Girls' Generation, Have Strenght!)


"why do people have to be this lonely? what’s the point of it all? millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. why? was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?"

→ 村上春樹, スプートニクの恋人
(Murakami Haruki, Sputnik Sweetheart)

"only the dead stay seventeen forever."

→ 村上春樹, ノルウェイの森
(Murakami Haruki, Norwegian Wood)


KayDeecarvebutter on September 21st, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
I don't get the last one, but I really like it.
Explain to me the last one.
nana: paris city girlgirlknees on September 21st, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
the novel it's from is a sort of coming of age story, and the line is from a part where the main character contemplates his relationship to a female friend, and also how they're dealing with a friend's suicide some years earlier.
the full paragraph reads: halfway through april naoko turned 20. she was seven months older than i was, my own birthday being in early november. there was something strange about her becoming 20. i felt as if the only thing that made sense, wether for naoko or for me, was to keep going back and forth between 18 and 19. after 18 would come 19, and after 19, 18, of course. but she turned 20. and in the autumn, i would do the same. only the dead stay 17 for ever.
the friend killed himself when he was seventeen.
KayDeecarvebutter on September 21st, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, he killed himself.
I wasn't expecting that.
But I'm stealing the quote so. . .
Thanks for sharing. ;]
hanaagogo on September 21st, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
Oh god, two friends of mine died at a very young age this year, so "only the dead remain seventeen forever" really resonated with me. If you were curious, the original is 「死者だけがいつまでも十七歳だった。」 I'll seriously never forget it.
nana: look after yougirlknees on September 22nd, 2009 09:39 am (UTC)
i'm truly sad to hear about your friends.
and thank you for the original, the line means so much to me too.
May: Milldeerdearest on September 24th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous quotes! The Christopher Morley one is soooo true, we all are foolish cowards.
Murakami ♥