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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
  • 书名: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
  • 作者: Haruki Murakami
  • 页数: 192
  • 出版社: Vintage
  • 出版年: 2009-8
  • foreword
    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. 
    The hurt part is an unavoidable reality, but whether or not you can stand any more is up to the runner himself. This pretty much sums up the most important aspect of marathon running.
    2016-01-31 03:19:30 回应
  • 第9页
    Most ordinary runners are motivated by an individual goal, more than anything: namely, a time they want to beat.
    2016-01-31 03:21:37 回应
  • 第15页
    If you live in Boston, Samuel Adams draft beer and Dunkin's Donuts are essentials of life. But I discovered to my delight that even these indulgences can be offset by persistent exercise.
    2016-01-31 03:34:23 回应
  • 第17页
    As I run, I don't think much of anything worth mentioning. I just run. I run in a void. Or maybe I should put it the other way: I run in order to acquire avoid.
    2016-01-31 03:44:55 回应
  • 第19页
    Differences between people give rise to disagreements, and the combination of these disagreements can give rise to even greater misunderstandings. As a result, sometimes people are unfairly criticized. It's a painful experience that hurts people deeply. I've gradually come to the realization that this kind of pain and hurt is a necessary part of life. If you think about it, it's precisely because people are different from others that they're able to create their own independent selves. Emotional hurt is the price a person has to pay in order to be independent.
    2016-01-31 04:01:42 回应
  • 第31页
    When he decided to be a professional writer:
    
    I'm kind of person who has to totally commit to whatever I do. I had to give it everything I had. But I knew that if I did things halfheartedly and they didn't work out, I'd always have regrets.
    2016-01-31 04:25:37 回应
  • 第35页
    If you'll allow me to take a slight detour from running, I think I can say the same thing about me and studying. From elementary school up to college I was never interested in things I was forced to study. ... I only began to enjoy studying after I got through the educational system and became a so-called member of society. If something interested me, and I could study it at my own pace and approach it the way I liked, I was pretty efficient at acquiring knowledge and skills. The art of translation is a good example. I learned it on my own, the pay-as-you-go method. It takes a lot of time to acquire a skill this way, and you go through a lot of trial and error, but what you learn sticks with you/
    2016-02-05 19:09:16 回应
  • 第37页
    I'm struck by now, except when you're young, you really need to prioritize in life, figuring out in what order you should divide up your time and energy. If you don't get that sort of system set by a certain age, you'll lack focus and your life will be out of balance.
    2016-02-05 19:12:43 回应
  • 第38页
    You can't please everybody. It doesn't matter if nine out of ten didn't like my bar. Still, I have to make sure that the one person who did like the place really liked it.
    2016-02-05 19:15:43 回应
  • 第41页
    After years of running, my musculature has changed completely. But even then I could feel physical changes happening every day, which made me really happy. I felt like even though I was past thirty, there were still some possibilities left for me and my body. The more I ran, the more my physical potential was revealed.
    2016-02-05 19:19:32 回应
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