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The Nakano Trift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami (2016)

There are plenty of people in the world I don’t dislike, some whom I almost like; on the other hand, I almost hate some of whom I don’t dislike, too. But how many people did I truly love? – Hitomi

…men and women have carnal urges, and people fall in love with each other in order to satisfy those (sexual) desires, don’t they? We can call it love or passion or various other things, but you know, no matter how pretty the paper that you wrap it up in, when all is said and done, the primary force that drives people towards one another is still the same sensuality. – Masayo

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We Are All Weird by Seth Godin (2011)

RICH is my word for someone who can afford to make choices, who has enough resources to do more than merely survive. You don’t need a private plane to be rich, but you do need enough time and food and health and access to be able to interact with the market for stuff and for ideas.

As soon as consumers enter the marketplace, they gain power, because power comes from choice. Consumer power is a brand new force.

We all share communication tools. Most of us share the same three or four languages. We all share the same planet. But we’re not the same. We’re people with choices, and we won’t alter those choices merely because we used to have no choice.

聰明丸 by 李碧華 (1997)

別對「親情」期望過高,雖然你失意時家人總在身邊,但爭產時也是。

愛情不能勉強,埋單也是。

鬥氣不如爭氣,爭氣不如爭財。千萬別爭風,殺傷力最大。

愛一個人,先要敬重他。愛會淡,但敬意漸濃。

真假美人湯 by 李碧華 (2001)

兩疊「金鏤衣」
詩曰:「勸君莫惜金鏤衣,勸君惜取少年時。花開堪折直須折,莫待無花空折枝」。現實中,少年時惜不惜取一樣過去,金鏤衣是我們的必需品,–不過鈔票「無花」可能是偽鈔,收到後又如常使用,屬商業罪案。不止空折枝,還白白損失兼入官門,好無辜。

有病
不一定名人,升斗市民中每七個便有一個有問題。
有時電郵上也遇到,總有一兩個好像不用上學上班,「熱愛」e-mail或連寫六七頁,自言自語,罵這罵那,很無聊。一見使按掣delete,不看、不複雜、不覆。隔天又來了?真無奈。–幸好不多,多幾個連我們也有病。

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Record of a Night Too Brief by Hiromi Kawakami (2017)

…sometimes you only know what you should take on and what you should not when you don’t have the choice.

To be betrayed, you probably first have to be deeply involved. Had I been deeply involved with anything in my life?

Snake wives make the very best kind of wife…
…When you give them instructions, they listen, looking at you steadily, with those big, crystal-clear eyes. They have something stubborn about them, but not stubborn like human women: human women get stubborn for emotional reasons; snakes are stubborn because that’s their nature.

–A Snake Stepped On 蛇を踏む (Hebi o fumu)