Wind/Pinball (1979/1973) by Haruki Murakami

Hear The Wind Sing 風の歌を聴け (1979)

“Expression and communication are essential; without these, civilization ends.”

“Everyone who has something is afraid of losing it, and people with nothing are worried they’ll forever have nothing. Everyone is the same.”

Pinball 1973年のピンボール (1973)

“So many dreams, so many disappointments, so many promises. And in the end, they all just vanish.”

“Each of us had, to a greater or lesser degree, resolved to live according to his or her own system. If another person’s way of thinking was too different from mine, it made me mad; too close, and I got sad.”
The 10 Best Murakami Books – Publishers Weekly, Aug 8, 2014