Yōko Ogawa Quotes

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Yōko Ogawa Quotes

When we grow up, we find ways to hide our anxieties, our loneliness, our fear and sorrow. But children hide nothing, putting everything into their tears, which they spread liberally about for the whole world to see.
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Solving a problem for which you know there's an answer is like climbing a mountain with a guide, along a trail someone else has laid. In mathematics, the truth is somewhere out there in a place no one knows, beyond all the beaten paths. And it's not always at the top of the mountain. It might be in a crack on the smoothest cliff or somewhere deep in the valley.

— Yōko Ogawa

Soon after I began working for the Professor, I realized that he talked about numbers whenever he was unsure of what to say or do. Numbers were also his way of reaching out to the world. They were safe, a source of comfort.

— Yōko Ogawa

A problem isn't finished just because you've found the right answer.

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Root always showed amazing insight when it came to the Professor.

— Yōko Ogawa

She began to sing, but I could not make out the words. It must have been a love song, to judge from the slightly pained expression on her face, and the way she tightly gripped the microphone. I noticed a flash of white skin on her neck. As she reached the climax of the song, her eyes half closed and her shoulders thrown back, a shudder passed through her body. She moved her arm across her chest to cradle her heart, as though consoling it, afraid it might burst. I wondered what would happen if I held her tight in my arms, in a lovers' embrace, melting into one another, bone on bone ... her heart would be crushed. The membrane would split, the veins tear free, the heart itself explode into bits of flesh, and then my desire would contain hers - it was all so painful and yet so utterly beautiful to imagine.

— Yōko Ogawa

They say it'll be even hotter tomorrow. that's how we spend the summer. complaining about the heat.

— Yōko Ogawa

Someone once wrote that worrying is the hardest thing about being a parent.

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The desires of the human heart know no reason or rules.

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The waves of regret were gentle, but I knew they would ripple on forever.

— Yōko Ogawa

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