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The Briefcase

hiromi kawakami

Top 10 Best Quotes

“I, on the other hand, still might not be considered a proper adult. I had been very grown-up in primary school. But as I continued through secondary school, I in fact became less grown-up. And then as the years passed, I turned into quite a childlike person. I suppose I just wasn't able to ally myself with time.”

“If the love is true, then treat it the same way you would plant - feed it, protect it from the elements - you must do absolutely everything you can. But if it isn't true, then it's best to just let it wither on the vine.”

“even a cracked pot has a lid that fits.”

“Forcing myself to make conversation felt like standing on a cliff, peering over the edge, about to tumble down headfirst.”

“Would you like consider a relationship with me, based on a premise of love.”

“In loneliness I have drifted this long way, alone. My torn and shabby robe could not keep out the cold. And tonight the sky was so clear it made my heart ache all the more.”

“I rode the bus alone, I walked around the city alone, I did my shopping alone, and I drank alone.”

“being in love makes people uncertain.”

“If not kept in check, night-time thoughts are prone to amplification.”

“A person can learn all manner of things, no matter where he finds himself, provided his spirit is determined.”

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Book Keywords:

strange-weather-in-tokyo, life-lessons, growing-up, immaturity, inspirational, maturity

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