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Kazuo Ishiguro Quotes

When you are young, there are many things which appear dull and lifeless. But as you get older, you will find these are the very things that are most important to you.
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All children have to be deceived if they are to grow up without trauma.

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What do you think dignity's all about?'
The directness of the inquiry did, I admit, take me rather by surprise. 'It's rather a hard thing to explain in a few words, sir,' I said. 'But I suspect it comes down to not removing one's clothing in public.

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Yet are you so certain, good mistress, you wish to be free of this mist? Is it not better some things remain hidden from our minds?"
"It may be for some, father, but not for us. Axl and I wish to have again the happy moments we shared together. To be robbed of them is as if a thief came in the night and took what's most precious from us."
"Yet the mist covers all memories, the bad as well as the good. Isn't that so, mistress?"
"We'll have the bad ones come back too, even if they make us weep or shake with anger. For isn't it the life we've shared?

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But God will know the slow tread of an old couple's love for each other, and understand how black shadows make part of its whole.

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For their kind do not know what it is to risk everything in the endeavor to rise above the mediocre.

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Are you still there, Axl?"
"Still here, princess.

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The rest of my life stretches out as an emptiness before me.

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What is difficult is the promotion, balancing the public side of a writer's life with the writing. I think that's something a lot of writers are having to face. Writers have become much more public now.

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When I was younger, I didn't read that much. I was more interested in film and music. Now I'm curious. I want to know what it's all about.

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The book was at a reasonably high position on the New York Times ... before I was in the country. I thought it would be an interesting experiment to see if my presence here would push it up or down.

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