'When something bothered me, I didn’t talk with anyone about it. I thought it over all by myself, came to a conclusion, and took action alone. Not that I really felt lonely. I thought that’s just the way things are. Human beings, in the final analysis, have to survive on their own.'
— Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart
'Before this last breath escapes my chest, and before the light slowly starts to disappear from my eyes, I just want you to know that despite everything you have ever done, I am still in love with you and will continue to love you even after life itself ceases